Athena (Nikephoros) is seated to the right on a backless throne. Nike on her left hand, shield surmounted by fulmen at her right side. Beyond Nike, a tall, slender candelabrum or incense-burner.
1897: purchased in Italy by an anonymous collector; March 1964: purchased from an anonymous collector by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule (said to have been found at Paestum in Lucania); loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III, July 14 1965 (loan no. 155.65); gift to MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, March 21, 2001, in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule
Gift in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule