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Palladion Athena
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Palladion Athena


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Description This type of statuette is known as the "Palladion" Athena, after a famous statue of the goddess at Troy, which, according to tradition, was stolen by the Greeks when they captured the city in the 13th century BC. Images of the "Palladion" are characterized by flat, simply modeled surfaces and a stiff, forward-facing pose. These figures are meant to depict a powerful early cult image, instead of a lively, active goddess.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/24/1968Treatmentloss compensation
3/23/1982Loan Considerationexamined for loan
8/17/1982Treatmentcleaned; coated
4/10/1990Loan Considerationexamined for loan
6/25/2001Treatmentother
3/08/2011Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Men and Gods from Ancient Greece. Palais des beaux-arts (Brussels, Belgium), Brussels. 1982.
Provenance Leon Gruel, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929

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Period
late 6th century BC (Archaic)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.780
Measurements
H: 6 13/16 x W: 2 3/8 x D: 2 1/8 in. (17.3 x 6 x 5.4 cm)
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