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Decree Relief with Athena
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Decree Relief with Athena

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Athena rests her left arm on a pillar, over which is draped her "aegis" (a powerful and protective scaly animal skin) with a Gorgon head. Athena's pose exemplifies the grace associated with the Classical art of late 5th-century Athens. Standing beside her would have been the individual honored in the official decree, inscribed below.
Date Description Narrative
7/01/1988Treatmentloss compensation
6/28/1994Loan Considerationexamined for loan
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
  • Pandora's Box: Women in Classical Greece. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, Basel. 1995-1996.
Provenance Joseph Brummer, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] On top molding: NOΣ (dot underneath the Σ); [Inscription] On bottom molding: ANEPI (dot underneath the A and the I).
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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410-400 BC (Classical)
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H: 20 1/8 x W: 8 7/8 x D: 6 5/8 in. (51.1 x 22.6 x 16.9 cm)
  • Greece, Athens (Place of Origin)
  • Greece, Mount Pentelikon (Source of Materials)


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