Athena Lemnia left view
The body shows some lack of proportion on the bottom of the legs, a suspicion of stiffness on the chest, an excess of breadth of the shoulders, and finally an indication not completely sufficient of shapes in the clothes (last traces of an imperfection already present on the Charioteer of Delphi), all this links this masterpiece to the art of the past, and testifies that the hand of the sculptor was then not entirely freed.
So, we are favorable here to believe that Athena Lemnia was one of the first bronzes of Phidias.

Staatliche Museum, Dresden

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