S8.6 VARVAKEION ATHENA PARTHENOS
|Museum Collection||National Archaeological Museum, Athens|
|Catalogue No.||Athens NM129|
|Title||Varvakeion Athena Parthenos|
|Context||Found near Varvakeion|
|Original / Copy||Roman copy of the gold and ivory statue of Athena Parthenos by Pheidias c440 B.C.|
|Date||C2nd - 3rd A.D.|
The goddess Athena stands with a miniature winged Nike (Victory) held in one hand and a serpent-entwined shield in the other. She wears an elaborately decorated helm, floor-length robe and snake-trimmed aegis cloak.