Cast Gallery catalogue number: D042

Cast No. 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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