Large bronze figure of Minerva

The goddess wearing a chiton and a long mantle with overfold, pinned on the right shoulder, the ends cascading down in Archaistic zigzag folds, over this she wears a semi-circular aegis with a facing gorgoneion at ther chest, the edges fringed at front and back with snakes, holding a scroll in her raised left hand, emphasizing her role as protectress of intelectual life, her right arm bent up sharply at the elbow, perhaps originally holding a spear, her wavy hair with a center-part, with a long mass hanging in back, wearing an Attic helmet with stephane-like frontpiece backed with radiating spikes 

Roman, 1st century B.C. – 1st century A.D.
H. 24.1 cm (9 31⁄64 in)

Catalogue of Egyptian, Western Asiatic, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Sotheby’s & Co., London, 9 July 1973, lot 167
Christie's Antiquities, New York, 5 June 1998, lot 181

J. Gebauer, in: Florian Knauss (éd.)
Die Unsterblichen Götter Griechenlands, Munich 2012, 269ff., ill. 17.44

Jörg Deterling
Göttingische Gelehrte Anzeigen 2015, p. 196, note 85

Staatliche Antikensammlung und Glyptothek München, 2012-2013

A Passion for Antiquities, Ancient Art from the Collection of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischmann, no. 133. The goddess wearing an extremely rare Attic helmet with stephane-like frontpiece backed with radiating spikes

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