Pallas Athena of Phidias

Pallas Athena of Phidias. Ancient Greek costume. Greece clothing himation and diplax.

Statue of Athénè. Plate 60

Athena of Phidias

Pallas Athene (Minerva) wearing the aegis with the Gorgon’s head on her breast; she wears the himation as a diplax. This statue answers the description of the Athene of Phidias, in the Parthenon.

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