- According to Ovid, the mythical Medusa
- Bernini's is a veritable portrait of the most beautiful
- "I do not know if mortal chisel sculpted me thus,
- Medusa, looking into an imaginary mirror and seeing her own reflection,
- It's represented just as she realizes, with horror and anguish,
- Right before our eyes she is being transformed into marble.
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