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Colossal Roman (Augustan) Statue of Minerva,Augustan Period, ca. 27 BC - AD 14.Face and the neck, now lost, have been substituted by a plastercast of the Athena Carpegna.Its remarkable size suggest that it was a cult image, although an hypothesis remains linking it to the temple of Minerva on the Aventine. The sculpture bears the hallmarks of the second half of the 5th Century BC and the use of different materials links it to the tradition of Greek cult statues in gold and ivory made by Phidias Ancient Greece Art, Ancient Rome, Ancient Art, Ancient Egyptian, Ancient History, Ancient Goddesses, Greek Gods And Goddesses, Greek And Roman Mythology, Athena
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A Colossal Roman (Augustan) Statue of Minvera Composed of Various Types of Stone, Probably from the Temple of Minerva on the Aventine Hill

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Augustan Period, ca. 27 BC - AD 14 This statue represents the goddess Minerva, dressed in a chiton and a himation which covers her head. The face and the neck, now lost, have be...