Endoios (Greek (ancient) sculptor, ca. 530-500 BCE)
ca. 525 BCE (creation)
"Found on the north slope of the Acropolis below the Erechtheion... The goddess seated on a diphros with a cushion, draws her rightleg back; her arms bend at the elbow and are free of the body; she turns slightly to her right. It is a lovely pose as if the goddess is about to rise to her feet. She wears a belted chiton with swiftly rippling folds. An enormous aegis slung around her shoulders covers her front. the holes around the edge of the aegis originally held bronze snake's heads. In front the strands of hair are arranged in thin nervous waves; in back the hair is a sold even rectangular mass descending almost to her waist."
Brouskari, Maria S.; The Acropolis Museum: A Descriptive Catalogue, Athens: Commerical Bank of Greece, 1974
Sculpture and Installations
New Acropolis Museum (Athens, Perifereia Protevousis, Greece)
1.47 m (height)
Hurwit, Jeffrey M.; The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles, Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2004 (0 521 52740 6 )