Torso of Athena

Torso of Athena
Torso of Athena
Date:
27 BC–150
Location:
Legion of Honor
Terrace Hallway East
Media:
Pentelic Marble
Dimensions:
24 x 11 x 7 1/2 (61 x 27.9 x 19.1 cm)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Culture/People:
Roman
Accession Number:
1989.47
Acquisition Date:
1989-10-05
Credit Line:

Gift of Frank A. Campini

This small torso is clad in a belt peplos over which she wears an eagis (Athena). On the aegis is a gorgon's head is clearly visible. The right left is forward and bends at the knee, and the left leg is back, as though she is running. The small portion of the left shoulder which is preserved shows the left arm to have been raised.

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