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Mourning Athena

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Mourning Athena, overview

Collection: Athens, Acropolis Museum
Title: Mourning Athena
Context: From Athens, Acropolis
Findspot: Found at Athens, Acropolis
Summary: Athena leaning on her spear
Object Function: Votive
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Stele, relief-decorated
Category: Single sculpture
Style: Late Archaic
Date: ca. 460 BC

H 0.54m, W 0.31m, Th 0.05m

Scale: Under life-size
Region: Attica
Period: Early Classical

Subject Description:

Athena, wearing a peplos and Corinthian helmet, leans on her spear and looks down at a stele.

Material Description: Parian Marble

Collection History:

Found in 1888 in a wall on the Acropolis.

Sources Used:

Brouskari 1974, 123-124