|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Catalogue No.||London 1887,0801.46|
|Beazley Archive No.||-|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Manner of the Meidias Painter|
|Date||ca. 420 - 400 B.C.|
Detail of Athena from a painting depicting Oedipus and the Sphinx.
The goddess Athena stands holding a spear in one hand and a shield in the other. She wears an elaborate, peaked helm, bead necklace, coiled bracelets, aegis vest, and long white robe. The helm, breastplate, jewellery and shield feature relief work and golden highlights.