Lemnian Athena - Item #218
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
82 Inches High x 24 Inches Wide x 18 Inches Deep
The over-life-sized statue is widely believed to be a Roman marble copy of a Greek bronze original of a Greek goddess, and is probably the famous Athena Lemnia by Phidias which stood on the Acropolis in Athens. Phidias was also the artistic director for the Parthenon. The original piece was commissioned between 451 and 447 B.C.E. The Roman copy was probably made between the late first century B.C.E. and early first century C.E. The German archaeologist Adolf Furtwängler (1853-1907) identified a marble head in the Museo Civico at Bologna and two full statues in Dresden as copies of the original Athena Lemnia by Phidias. His conclusion is still widely agreed with today.
Artist: (original) Phidias
Museum: Museo Civico Archeological, Bologna, Italy and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Origin: The Island of Lemnos, The Aegean Sea
Time Period: Ancient Greece/Ancient Rome
1911 Catalog ID # - 557