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Figurine of Athena

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The godess wears a Doric chiton, over which is the aegis with Gorgoneion in the center. Head and arms missing; surface corroded.

Provenance

By date unknown: M. Joly de Bammeville Collection; 1893: auction of the M. Joly de Bammeville Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 Rue Drouot, 9, Paris, June 12-16, 1893, lot 292: 1893: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; by 1898: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 440 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 040; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.670

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture