Tag Archive for Athena

Herm of Athena

Inv. Scu 567 The herm features Athena; the goddess wears a close-fitting helmet decorated in the centre with a gorgoneion. The bust is clad with a thin chiton. The wavy hair, parted in the middle, is tied back on the…

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.…

Bust of uncertain identification

Inv. Scu 820 The character represented by this portrait has been tentatively recognized as Athena for the presence of the Corinthian helmet; however, the typical features of the face of this goddess seem not to comply with her iconography, while…

Statue of Athena

Inv. Scu 654 The sculpture depicts the goddess Athena (the equivalent of the Roman deity Minerva) in motion. The figure’s weight is carried on the slightly bent right leg. The left leg is rotated in the opposite direction and is…

Statue of Athena

Inv. Scu 278 It is one of the numerous Roman copies of a statue of Athena made between the end of the 4th and 5th century BC, in which the goddess is wearing a long tunic (chiton) and a cloak;…

Colossal statue of Minerva

Inv. Scu 37 The colossal statue (more than 3 m high) depicts the goddess Minerva. The goddess is armed with shield (she originally held a spear in her right hand) and is wearing the snake-trimmed Aegis adorned with the monstrous…