Cast of the Medici Athena

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  • Catalogue text

    Torso: Paris, Louvre, inv. 3070. Head: Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, inv. 169.

    The body is undoubtedly from Italy since it was formerly in the Villa Medici in Rome.

    The head was found at Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli east of Rome, with the foreparts of both feet of a statue which assuredly pertain to a ‘Medici Athena’ type.

    The cast combines the Louvre statue and the head in Vienna. The goddess wears chiton, peplos, mantle, and a helmet. Mid-2nd century AD, after work of c. 440-430 BC.

    Modern: the upper part of the helmet; and the cast has been botched up.

    In: Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

Further reading

Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

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