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Varvakeion Athena (Athena Parthenos) Statue

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Varvakeion Athena (Athena Parthenos) Statue

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Varvakeion Athena (Athena Parthenos) Statue
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Varvakeion Athena (Athena Parthenos) Statue _Designed by jerry7171 ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:498176 ) _The Varvakeion Athena is one of the two ancient versions of Athena Parthenos considered most faithful to the original; the other is the uncompleted Lenormant Athena, also in the National Museum, Athens. _The Varvakeion Athena, a Roman copy in marble of the 2nd century CE, is housed in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.This Roman copy of Athena Parthenos is a replica of the Phydias statue that adorned the Parthenon. This copy is 1.04 m high and is made of Pentelic marble. The original statue by Phedias (that has not survived) was made of gold and ivory and was about 12 m high.A modern copy by Alan LeQuire stands in the reproduction of the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee. _***Athena Parthenos is a massive chryselephantine (gold and ivory) sculpture of the Greek goddess Athena, made by Phidias and his assistants and housed in the Parthenon in Athens. Its epithet was an essential character of the goddess herself. A number of replicas and works inspired by it, both ancient and modern, have been made. It was the most renowned cult image of Athens,considered one of the greatest achievements of the most acclaimed sculptor of ancient Greece. Phidias began his work around 447 BC.Lachares removed the gold sheets in 296 BC to pay his troops, and the bronze replacements for them were probably gilded thereafter; it was damaged by a fire about 165 BC but repaired. It continued to stand in the Parthenon in the 5th century AD, when it was removed by the Romans. An account mentions it in Constantinople in the 10th century.
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SKU 10000790
Length [mm] 45.78
Width [mm] 41
Height [mm] 103.56
Volume [cm³] 36.83
Area [cm²] 135.25