K8.5 ATHENA AT DELPHI
|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Catalogue No.||London 1917,1210.1|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Paestan Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to Python|
|Date||ca. 360 - 320 B.C.|
Detail of the goddess Athena from a painting depicting the purification of Orestes at Delphi.
Athena stands before the tripod and omphalos stone at Delphi with her foot resting on a small plinth. She wears a long robe, red cloak, the scaly aegis breast-guard (fringed with a single serpent head near the thigh), and a plumed helm. She holds a spear in one hand and an Erinys extends a viper-coiled arm above her head.