Relief of Athena from the Acropolis
Athena wears a Corinthian helmet, the familiar peplos with long,
girt overfall, and leans on her spear contemplating a pillar.
The background was blue.
The pillar has been interpreted as a finishing post (terma)
in an exercise ground or the boundary stone (horos) of a sanctuary,
but is perhaps a list os Athenian dead since her pose seems decidedly sorrowing,
and this is the period in which annual state burials and funeral orations
About 470 BCE
Height 48 cm
Athens, Acropolis Museum
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