Cast Gallery catalogue number: D042
Athena, wearing a helmet but no aigis. She leans on her spear and looks down at a pillar. Her pose seems sorrowful, and it is possible that the pillar represents a list of Athenian dead.
- Plaster cast: Height: 54cm.
- Copy of a marble relief.
- The relief:
- is known as Mourning Athena.
- was made about 470 BC.
- was found in June 1888, south of the Parthenon on the Athens Acropolis, built into the wall of a poros building, 0.2m below the surface.
- is now in Athens, Acropolis Museum, 695.
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