Bronze statuette of Athena
The sculptor of this statuette of Athena, having found the aegis
difficult to sculpt, preferred to involve the half of the Goddess' chest
with the himation without leaving the Goddess without her warring character
giving her other such weapons as the helmet, the shield and the lance that
she holds in her right hand.
The thighs are nude, and reproduced plastically, while the pleats
of the dress are gathered to the center, according to the archaic convention.
In the face, sublime, an expression of divine serenity reigns.
The statue was created for only one angle of vision that's why the
posterior part is neglected.
The most probable date locates a little before 480 BCE
Athens, National Archaeological Museum
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