Marble head of Athena

From Athens, near the Pnyx. 2nd c. AD.
ΝΑΜ, Γ 3718

The over life-size head was inserted into a colossal statue of Athena. The goddess wears an Attic helmet with cheek pieces, roughly worked at the back. The statue was a copy of a work by Pheidias or one of his pupils.