8 June 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE BUST OF MINERVA
CIRCA LATE 1ST-EARLY 2ND CENTURY A.D.
The goddess depicted wearing a peplos with circular buttons at the shoulders, her aegis over her left shoulder, its scales articulated, centered by the head of Medusa and fringed below by two snakes, the goddess's head turned to her right, with long wavy hair protruding below the brim of her helmet, and a long tress undulating along her right shoulder, the helmet with a stylized mask along the front and a short bifurcated crest, a projecting perforated tenon on the reverse for attachment
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high
with Robin Symes, London.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1988 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. V, part 1, no. 13).
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C.C. Vermeule and J.M. Eisenberg, Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York and Boston, 1992, no. 88-19.
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