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Culture:Greek (original)
Title:Cast of Mourning Athena
Date Made:460-450 BCE
Place Made:Europe; Greece; Athens (original)
Measurements:overall: 21 x 12 3/4 x 2 in.; 53.34 x 32.385 x 5.08 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1903.102.B.OIV
Credit Line:Gift of a group of Students
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

ca. late 19th or early 20th century plaster cast of a Parian marble original dating to the Classical Period, ca. 460 BCE. Athena stands, clothed in a helmet and peplos, leaning with her left arm on a long spear and resting her right hand on her hip. Interpretations of this relief vary; there is some consensus that the depicted Athena is mourning, but others see a contemplative or exhausted goddess. The original sculpture, which may have originally been used as a race course marker, after which this cast is made is located at the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece.
Provenience: Greece, Athens, Acropolis (original)

ancient; archaeology; reproductions

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