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Athena fighting a giant, Old Athena Temple pediment,

Collection: Athens, Acropolis Museum
Title: Athena from the Gigantomachy pediment
Context: From Athens, Acropolis
Findspot: Found at Athens, Acropolis (shoulder and aegis found in 1882 East of the Parthenon; head found in 1863 while digging foundationf of the old museum)
Summary: Athena
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Architectural
Category: Statuary group
Placement: Pediment
Style: Late Archaic
Technique: In-the-round
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 520 BC - ca. 500 BC
Scale: Over life-size
Region: Attica
Period: Late Archaic

Condition: Fragmentary

Condition Description: Two original fragments comprise the head of Athena and the head of a snake from her aegis. Athena's head is chipped on the nose, lips, and left cheek; some fragments of her hair, cascading over her left shoulder, and her aegis also remain.

Material Description: Island marble, according to Brouskari

Associated Building: Athens, Old Temple of Athena

Sources Used: Brouskari 1974, 76-78, figs. 147, 149

Other Bibliography: See bibliography for Gigantomachy pediment