Mourning Athena

Classification
Culture
Dimensions
54 x 31 cm
Date
470–460 B.C.
Material
Production place
Present location
Inventory
Axo 695
ID
Per-248
References
Dickens 1912, 258–261.; Jung, in JDAI 110 (1995), 95–147.
Year of discovery
1888

Marble votive relief showing Pallas Athena, wearing a peplos and a Corinthian helmet. The goddess is leaning on her spear; in front of her, a pillar, which may be a boundary stone or a finish post.  

The relief is one of the masterpieces of Greek sculpture in the so-called Severe style of the early Classical period.

See more on the website of the Acropolis Museum. Further information and photos are accessible in the Arachne database.