Bust of Athena



Female bust, identified as Athena by its low and close fitting Attic helmet. The face is well carved and in a similar way to 59.148.204. The features of Athena are very regularised and the face is very generic. Bartman noted that the head evokes 5th century classicism but it could be well dated well later. The head has restorations on the tip of the nose, the end of the ponytail and minor breakage at the left brow and the front of helmet. There would be an attachment at the top of the crown as there is a rectangular lump there. The sheen of the face may be due to chemical treatment.