Collection: Athens, Acropolis Museum
Title: Hand from the Nike Parapet Frieze
Context: From Athens, Acropolis
Findspot: Found at Athens, Acropolis, North Slope (in 1877)
Summary: Hand (of Nike?) holding a helmet
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Architectural
Category: Separated fragments
Placement: Frieze
Style: High Classical
Technique: Medium relief
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 420 BC - ca. 400 BC
Dimensions: Diam. (max.) 0.256 m
Scale: Under life-size
Region: Attica
Period: High Classical
In Whole: Nike Parapet Frieze


Condition: Single piece

Condition Description: A single triangular piece, which has been attached to Athens, Acropolis 1013), comporises the right hand of a female figure holding a helmet.

Material Description: Pentelic

Associated Building: Athens, Temple of Athena Nike

Other Notes: This hand may have belonged to the Nike represented in Athens, Acropolis 1013.

Sources Used: Brouskari 1974, 159, fig. 336

Other Bibliography: Harrison 1960, 376-78, pl. 83a; Carpenter 1929, 47, 49, pls. 19, 20.1, 33.4; Casson 1921, 171 no. 28