Marble head of Athena


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162

The goddess Athena is represented in an archaistic style, a decorative, retrospective manner that incorporated stylistic characteristics of archaic Greek art of the sixth or early fifth century B.C. into newly created figures and compositions. The style flourished from the late second century B.C. onward, fulfilling a demand for decorative works based on the much admired art of the past.

Marble head of Athena, Marble, Island, Roman

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