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The Goddess Athena in loubro ( Zenit-e film 35mm 1991)

The Athena Mattei is exceptional in that it is a Roman replica of a Greek statue that has also survived. The figure is a copy of the Piraeus Athena, a fourth-century BC bronze statue, created by Cephisodotus or Euphranor, discovered in 1959. The erstwhile goddess of war - seen here in a more benevolent attitude - wears a helmet and, across her chest, the aegis (the skin of the goat of Amaltheia), bordered with snakes and adorned with the head of the gorgon Medusa.

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  • Uploaded on May 12, 2013
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    by Thanasis Germanos
    • Taken on 2012/07/03 20:51:06