Marble Head of Athena from Alexandria
The back of the sculpture seems deliberately cut and at least one
rectangular hole looks ancient. This suggests that the head once formed
part of a relief. Given its size, the unfinished appearance of the top
of the helmet, and the foreshortening evident in its execution, the head
may have been part of a sculpted pediment group, perhaps originally set
up in Alexandria.
H. 30.0; W. 24.0; Th. 16.0 cm.
Purchased in Cairo.
2nd century BCE
Pennsylvania, Univ. Museum MS 4026
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