Head of Athena from Olympia
This head of Athena is made of terracotta.
The numerous fragments found together let us suppose that this fragment
was part of an offering that contained several characters.
A florid diadem crowns the snails carefully arranged in the forehead.
Splendid work from the end of the archaic period.
She was helmeted and carried shield and aegis.
Apparently from a votive group including a fight, perhaps a Hercules
adventure, of which some scraps survive.
490 BCE, Height 0.22 m
Olympia, Olympia Museum T 6
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