Bare-headed Athena
Another painting of Athena holding her helmet out in her right hand, but this time her left arm is not raised. The curly hair is drawn back into a chinon bun behind her head. The large aegis covers both shoulders.
Lippold has suggested that a late archaic statue, set up at Athens in a prominent place, is behind the many bare-headed Athenas, earlier than the Dresden-Bologna, which hold the helmet in one hand and the spear in the other; and he conjectures that a basalt torso in Leningrad may be a copy of it.

Stamnos, about 470 BCE
Altes Museum, Berlin

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