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Statuette of standing Athena

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Statuette of Athena standing. Archaistic ("indigenous") figure of Athena, with a helmet with side wings whose crest is missing, and a large oval shield on her left. She wears a tiny aegis over a long garment. Flat back with a round vent in upper portion. Simple rectangular plinth. Said to be...

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Provenance

December, 1885, discovered by Don Mariano Lazzari at Cerveteri, Italy and sold, through Pietro Pennelli, to Rodolfo Lanciani (b. 1845 – d. 1929), Rome; 1888, sold by Lanciani to the MFA for $491.89 [purchase price for MFA accession nos. 88.345 – 88.530]. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888) NOTE: See Helen Nagy, "Etruscan Votive Terracottas from Cerveteri in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Glimpse into the History of the Collection," Etruscan Studies 11 (2008), pp. 101-119.

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Classical or Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 28.6 cm (11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

88.361

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture