Detail of the big terracotta statue of Minerva.

4th—3rd century BCE.

Pratica di Mare, Depository of University

Description:
Detail of the big terracotta statue of Minerva, which is probably a copy of the most ancient wooden statue of Athenes Ilias (i.e. Trojan) stored in Lavinium, according to Strabo.
Credits:
© Photo, text: GIOVANNI D’ANNA “LEGGENDE E TRADIZIONI DELL’ANTICA ROMA”, ARCHEO, N. 31, p. 16.
Photo — A. De Gregorio. Archivio IGDA.
© Istituto Geografico De Agostini S.p.A. — Novara
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Keywords: terracotta statue of Minerva Athena terracotta helmet shield Tritonia
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