Collection: Athens, National Archaeological Museum
Title: Head from a pediment of the Temple of Athena Alea
Context: From Tegea, Sanctuary of Athena Alea
Findspot: Found at Tegea
Summary: Head of a warrior wearing an Attic helmet, with face tilted up
Sculptor: Literary attestation to Skopas
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Architectural
Category: Statuary group
Placement: Pediment
Style: Late Classical
Technique: High relief
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 350 BC - ca. 340 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.326 m
Scale: Under life-size
Region: Arcadia
Period: Late Classical
In Group: West Pediment from the Temple of Athena Alea

Condition: Head only (nearly complete)

Condition Description: The head is severely battered, and the nose, chin, an driught side of the face are missing (now filled with modern plaster).

Associated Building: Tegea, Temple of Athena Alea

Collection History: This piece has been in the National Museum since 1885, although it has been known since 1878.

Sources Used: Stewart 1990, figs. 543-44; Karouzou 1968, 163-64