University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Rhys Carpenter

The Clue of the Missing Feet

By: Rhys Carpenter

In 438 B.C. there was dedicated in the Parthenon at Athens the colossal gold and ivory statue of Athena, one of the major works of Pheidias, commissioned by Pericles. Of this majestic statue, over forty feet high, the cult image of the goddess for nearly a thousand years, only a few copies in other materials, […]