Copy of an original of about 420-410 BCE.
Several other copies of this size, and reduced copies, are known
bust of Munich Glyptothek).
The Goddess held spear and phiale (the hands are restored), wears
a brief aegis (most of it hangs behind her), snaky belt, himation over
the peplos with long overfall, and a Corinthian helmet.
Often now taken as the cult statue which stood beside Hephaestus
in his Temple, and so associated with Alkamenes, otherwise with Kresilas
for the facial resemblance to his statue of Pericles.
Height 305 cm, about 420-410 BCE
Paris, Louvre 464
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