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Amelung's Athena

A composite restoration emulating the Athena Parthenos by the German scholar Walther Amelung. Created from the Lemnian Athena, the Vienna Head, and the Medici Torso in the Louvre. We know from written descriptions that the shield should be decorated with battle scenes, and that the right hand should hold a Nike figure representing victory, not the dish shown in this cast

Location of Original: 

Munich Glyptothek


Thiersch: Die Athena Areia des Pheidias und der Torso Medici in Paris. Nachrichten von der Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, New series II, no.10, pl. XII. Torso Medici, pl. II
Amelung: Jahreshefte XI (1908), fig.71 (body) fig.62 (head)
Schrader: Jahreshefte XIV (1911), 38
Lawrence: Classical Sculpture (1928), 198-
Hurwit: The Athenian Acropolis (1999), 187 (for Athena Parthenos)

Original: 440 BCE

Exists only as a pastiche

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