|Collection:||Athens, Acropolis Museum|
|Title:||Votive relief of Athena with Worshippers|
|Context:||From Athens, Acropolis|
|Findspot:||Found at Athens, Acropolis, East of the Parthenon (in 1883)|
|Summary:||Athena with worshippers|
|Sculpture Type:||Stele, relief-decorated|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 500 BC - ca. 480 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. 0.665 m; W. 0.64 m (below); W. 0.655 m (above); Th. 0.08-0.085 m|
Subject Description: At the left stands Athena, wearing a chiton and an epiblema as well as an Attic helmet. She holds her drapery in her upraised left hand. She is approached by a family of worshippers--a man and woman with their three children, and a pig as an offering.
Form & Style: Brouskari suggests that this is the first archizing or archaistic relief, on account of the mannered attention to pointed fingers, slim proportions, and exaggerated volumes in drapery that characterize works from the Archaic period and later periods imitating the Archaic style. The severe style (early Archaic) is however perceptible in the hair on Athena's neck (compare Kallimachos' Nike,
Condition Description: Comprised of four or more rejoined fragments preserving the upper right corner and the lower left corner, as well as most of the bottom of this square relief. The surface is chipped and stained, with some dark accretions.
Material Description: Island marble, according to Brouskari