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Intaglio with the Head of Athena Set in a Pin
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Intaglio with the Head of Athena Set in a Pin


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Description This intaglio depicts the helmeted head of the goddess Athena in profile to the left. She is wearing the helmet type of the Athena Parthenos, a gold and ivory statue carved by the sculptor Pheidias for the Parthenon in Athens in the 5th century BCE.
Provenance Henry Walters, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931, by inheritance; Mrs. Henry Walters Sale, Joseph Brummer, New York, 1942; Walters Art Museum, 1942, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1942

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Period
18th-19th century
Medium
carnelian
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.1149
Measurements
H: 11/16 × W: 1/2 × D: 3/16 in. (1.7 × 1.3 × 0.4 cm); H with mount: 1 7/16 in. (3.6 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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