Statue of Athena

Inv. Scu 629

The goddess wears a chiton fastened right under the breast where there is the image of a short aegis with Gorgoneion and sandals. The Corinthian helmet is placed on the ancient head, not original to this statue.

The weight rests on her right leg, her left one is bent and moved backwards; her right arm is raised to hold a spear, her left one is bent and holds a round shield (product of restoration).

The work is a mid-Imperial copy (138-180 AD) of a 5th century BC original and resembles the Athena Parthenos type sculpted by Phidias.

Found in Anzio in 1701 during the excavations of Cardinal Albani.