Statuette of Athena in combat
1st–2nd century A.D.
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 064.
Height: 11.6 cm (4 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Bronze figure of Athena in combat. She wears a crested Corinthian helmet, a long chiton pinned on both shoulders and tied high up around the waist, and panther-skin boots. The garment has a sleeveless tunic falling to the lower middle of the body and long skirts that flow in folds and zigzags to the ankles. Her adversary was probably a giant.
By date unknown: Mrs. Jamileh Alavi Collection (in MFA, Sculpture in Stone and Bronze as: from a private collection in Germany, and possibly from Asia Minor or nearby lands); Gift of Mrs. Jamileh Alavi to MFA, June 25, 1986
Gift of Mrs. Jamileh Yeganeh Alavi