Birth of Athena
Zeus sits on his throne holding a thunderbolt as Athena, wearing
a helmet and brandishing a spear and shield, emerges from his head.
Eileithyia serves as midwife and Hephaestus moves away, having split
Zeus' skull with his axe.
Bronze relief, shield band panel, 8.6 cm
c. 550 BCE
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