Artist

Endoios (Greek (ancient) sculptor, ca. 530-500 BCE)

Date

ca. 525 BCE (creation)

Alternate Title

Seated Athena

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Artist ID

500070520

Vocabulary

ULAN

Description

"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."

Description Source

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

Culture

Greek (ancient)

Classification

Sculpture and Installations

Work Type

sculpture; statues

Style Period

Late Archaic

Work Technique

carving

Location

New Acropolis Museum (Athens, Perifereia Protevousis, Greece)

Material

island marble

Measurements

1.47 m (height)

Image Rights

copyrighted

Image Source

Hurwit, Jeffrey M.; The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles, Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2004 (0 521 52740 6 )

File Type

tif

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