|Collection:||Athens, Acropolis Museum|
|Context:||From Athens, Acropolis|
|Findspot:||Found at Athens, Acropolis (found in March 1838 North of the Erechtheion)|
|Summary:||Lower part of a female figure, perhaps Athena, seated on a throne|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 530 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. (incl. plinth) 0.88 m|
|Scale:||Slightly over life-size|
Subject Description: A female, probably a goddess, is seated on a high, narrow throne, embellished with a thick cushion that bulges out on either side. She rests her left hand on her knee; her right hand may have been extended. She wears a thick himation over a thin chiton, and the heavy pleats of her dress, which are arranged symetrically in front of her legs, have rounded terminations at the hem, from beneath which both feet emerge. She wears thick-soled sandals (the tops of which must have been painted on the feet). Her feet, which are also symmetrically arranged, are firmly rooted to the footstool, with the heels touching each other, and the toes pointing out slightly.
Condition Description: One large fragment preserves the lap and figure/throne below. The block is heavily chipped and eroded on all edges.
Material Description: Island marble, according to Brouskari