Statue of Athene.

Bronze. 340—330 BCE.
Height 2.35 m.
Inv. No. 4646.

Athens, Archaeological Museum of Piraeus
(Αθήνα, Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Πειραιά)

Origin:
Found in Piraeus in 1959.
Description:
4646. The Peiraeus Athena. The goddess wears a Doric peplos, with a large overfold raised in back so as to cover her shoulders, and a diagonal aegis. Two owls adorn her Corinthian helmet. She held a spear in her left hand and a libation bowl in her right hand. The statue has been attributed to Kephisodotos or Euphranor. Either an original of the 4th century B.C. or, as others think, a classicizing work of the Hellenistic period.
Credits:
© 1995. Photo, text: Sofia Suli. Grecheskaya mifologiya. Per. s grech. — Izdatel’stvo: AFINY, MIHALIS TUBIS A.E., 1995, s. 31.
© 1995 — Izdatel’stvo: MIHALIS TUBIS A.E.
Text of description: museum inscription to the sculpture.
THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
Keywords: bronze statue of Athene Athena Atena Minerva Piraeus Peiraeus by sculptor Kephisodotos Euphranor aegis Doric peplos female clothes garments outerwear Corinthian helmet head-piece headpiece Inv No 4646
HISTORY OF ANCIENT ROME