S8.4 ATHENA HOPE-FARNESE
|Museum Collection||National Archaeological Museum of Naples|
|Catalogue No.||Naples 6024|
|Original / Copy||Roman copy of Greek statue by Pyrrhos of the school of Pheidias C5th B.C.|
The goddess Athena stands holding a spear in her hand. She wears a helm decorated with fabulous beasts, a floor-length robe and serpent-trimmed aegis cloak emblazoned with the head of Medusa.