Athena Lemnia head at Bologna
(Palagi Head)
This head is one of the three Roman copies we have made after a Greek original bronze. The other two Roman copies are one at Dresden and the other at Campi Flegrei.
The inlay eyes are missing and the hair has more detail.
Hartswick argues that this Bologna marble head is a Roman classicizing creation rather than a true copy. The eyes, nose and mouth are more delicately shaped than mid-5th century Greek originals and are aligned symmetrically, not tilted. Studniczka replies to this that the same proportions and character is found at some copies of Athena Parthenos by Phidias, in particular the one in Prado Museum, Madrid.

Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna

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