Title

Athena

Artist

unknown (Greek (ancient))

Date

ca. 470 BCE (creation)

Alternate Title

Angelito's Athena

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Description

"Found in 1864 while digging foundation trenches for the museum. Athena standing still, her right hand raised to hold the spear; the outspread fingers of her left hand lightly touch the peplos overfold. The chiton, visible only at the hem and upper arms, is worn under a thick Doric peplos belted over the overfold. The aegis covers her breast and all of her back. A few even folds emphasize the heavy texture of the material which almost looks like leather. She wears sandals with very thick soles. The Doric peplos with its plain folds, the simple motionless stance with upraised arm to give the statute a lift, the placing of the left hand are all features of the Severe Style."

Description Source

Brouskari, Maria S.; The Acropolis Museum: A Descriptive Catalogue, Athens: Commerical Bank of Greece, 1974

Culture

Greek (ancient)

Keywords

deities, figure, female

Classification

Sculpture and Installations

Work Type

sculpture; statues

Work Technique

carving

Location

New Acropolis Museum (Athens, Perifereia Protevousis, Greece)

Material

island marble

Image Rights

copyrighted

Image Source

Jenifer Neils, editor; The Parthenon: From Antiquity to the Present, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005 (0-521-82093-6)

File Type

tif

Keywords

deities, figure, female

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