Cast Gallery catalogue number: C076
Athena wearing a helmet, and aigis decorated with a head of Gorgo. Her right hand rests on a column and holds a figure of Nike. Her left hand rests on a shield emblazoned with a head of Gorgo. A snake is coiled inside the shield.
- Plaster cast: Height: 1.04m.
- Copy of a marble statuette.
- The statuette:
- is known as Athena Varvakeion.
- is a 3rd century AD version of the original colossal gold and ivory statue of Athena Parthenos made by Pheidias in about 440 BC.
- was found in Athens in 1880, north of the Varvakeion Gymnasium.
- is now in Athens, National Museum, 129.
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