Athena Parthenos

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the Nashville Parthenon, Tennessee)
published on 26 September 2012

A modern reproduction of the lost statue of Athena which once resided in the Parthenon of Athens. The 12m high original, sculpted by Pheidias in the mid-5th century BCE, was made of an inner wooden core covered in ivory and gold. In her right hand stands the goddess Nike. (The Nashville Parthenon, Nashville, Tennessee).

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