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Plaque with head of Athena

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Small applique plaque with head of Athena in low relief, three-quarter view to right, wearing triple-crested helmet with cheek-pieces. Gilded. Apparently a copy of the Athena Parthenos.

Provenance

By 1912: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek,

Dimensions

5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.213

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture