S8.5 PALLAS ATHENA
|Museum Collection||Palazzo Altemps National Roman Museum, Rome|
|Original / Copy||-|
The goddess Pallas Athena stands petting the head of a large snake coiled around a tree-trunk. She holds a spear in one hand (missing) and wears a raised helm, floor-length robe and snake-trimmed aegis cloak decorated with the head of Medusa.