Statuette of Athena in combat

Roman
Imperial Period
1st–2nd century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 064.

Dimensions

Height: 11.6 cm (4 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1986.268

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jamileh Yeganeh Alavi