Athena Promachos

Greek
Archaic Period
about 510–500 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 020; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 118 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 10.6 cm (4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.145

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of Athena Promachos. Spear (in right hand), shield (on left) and crest of helmet, also cast separately, missing. Athena stands on a rectangular, two-part base. She wears an ample aegis over the long overfold of her chiton.

Provenance

According to the acquisition paperwork the bronze was found in Minorca prior to 1883; since that time it has been in Ramis y Ramis Collection, Minorca, and Vivès Collection, Madrid; by date unknown: with Elie Borowski, 25 Admiral Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; purchased by MFA from Elie Borowski, April 8, 1954, for $ 3,000.00

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund, No. 2