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Pallas Athena
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Pallas Athena

XVIII century. Marble.
Not on display

This sculpture depicts the Greek goddess of war, the arts and wisdom - the latter symbolised by the owl on her helmet - known as Minerva in Roman mythology. On her breastplate is the winged head with snakes for hair that was used to terrify the enemy and which refers to the Gorgon Medusa. Punished by Athena and transformed into a monster, Medusa turned all those who looked at her to stone.

Technical data

Inventory number
E000317
Author
Anonymous
Title
Pallas Athena
Date
XVIII century
Technique
Sculpted
Medium
Marble
Dimension
Height: 63 cm; Width: 33 cm; Base/bottom: 30 cm; Weight: 42.6 Kg

Bibliography +

Hübner, Emil, Die Antiken Bildwerke in Madrid, Druck Und Verlag Von Georg Reimer, Berlín, 1862.

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura., Imprenta y fototipia J. Lacoste, Madrid, 1908, pp. 225, n.317.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la escultura, Madrid, 1957, pp. 162.

Blanco, Antonio; Lorente, Manuel, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo del Prado, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981, pp. 162.

Coppel, Rosario, Catálogo de la escultura de época moderna. Museo del Prado: siglos XVI-XVIII, Museo del Prado; Fundación Marcelino Botín, Madrid, 1998, pp. 386.

Elvira Barba, Miguel Angel, 'Winckelmann, Mengs y las colecciones escultóricas de Azara.' En:, El legado de Johann Joachim Winckelmann en España. Actas congreso internacional 20-21 Oct.2011, 2014, pp. 121-136 [132 nota 71].

Inscriptions +

[¿1?]26. [Algo ilegible]
Inscribed. On underside

317 [Algo borrado]
Inscribed in black. Plinth

Update date: 10-05-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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