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Fragment of a copy of the shield of the Athena Parthenos

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The upper, right, curved edge of the shield is visible at the right. The other edges have been cut or broken irregularly. The surface has been damaged. A warrior, cloak and shield on his left arm, is falling to his right. This fragment must have come from a replica of the Parthenos which...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Charles C. Perkins Collection; gift of Charles C. Perkins to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Charles C. Perkins

Roman, Roman Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 295; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 113 (additional published references).

Dimensions

12 x 12.5 cm (4 3/4 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

76.740

Medium or Technique

Island marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture