Michael M. Santiago / Getty ImagesA person walks past the newly installed statue of “Medusa with the Head of Perseus” by Argentine-Italian artist Luciano Garbati in New York’s Collect Pond Park on Tuesday. (Michael M. Santiago / Getty Images)
A new statue was recently unveiled outside of a New York City courthouse, but this sculpture doesn’t depict a victory of justice.
Instead, the 7-foot bronze work shows an armed villain triumphantly holding the severed head of a hero from Greek mythology.
“Medusa with the Head of Perseus” was revealed Tuesday in Collect Pond Park, with the statue’s monstrous visage directly facing Manhattan’s New York County Criminal Court, according to WLNY-TV.
The statue portrays Medusa armed with a sword and holding the hero Perseus’ severed head.
In myth, the gorgon Medusa had snakes for hair and the power to turn mortals to stone with a single look. Perseus approached