Colossal head of Athena Promachos.

Marble. Roman copy of 117138 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.
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