Colossal head of Athena Promachos
Marble. Roman copy of 117—138 CE after Athena Promachos by Phidias (5th century BCE). Rome, Vatican Museums, Chiaramonti Museum, XVI. 3Inv. No. 1434.Photo by Alex Goldenshtein

Colossal head of Athena Promachos.

Marble. Roman copy of 117—138 CE after Athena Promachos by Phidias (5th century BCE).
Inv. No. 1434.

Rome, Vatican Museums, Chiaramonti Museum, XVI. 3
(Musei Vaticani, Museo Chiaramonti)

Description:
Colossal head of Athene, perhaps intended for a statue made of other material. The restored eyes re-create the vivacity of gaze characteristic of ancient works.
Credits:
© 2004 Photo: Alex Goldenshtein
© 1986 Text: Guide to the Vatican: Museums and City. Pontifical Monuments, Museums and Galleries. Tipografia Vaticana, p. 34.
Keywords: γλυπτική sculptura sculpture sculptural scultura skulptur ρωμαϊκό αντίγραφο roman copy copia romana römische kopie copie romaine ελληνική μυθολογία mythologia graeca greek mythology mitologia greca griechische mythologie grecque κεφάλι head testa kopf tête θεά αθηνά παλλὰς ἀθηνᾶ ἀθήνη athene athena pallas goddess dea atena göttin déesse athéna athéné marble bust colossal head of athena promachos roman copy of the athena promachos by sculptor phidias athene helmet head-piece headpiece chain mail chain armour hauberk armor glassy paste eyes of glass xvi 3 inv no 1434
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