This bust is distinguishable as Athena primarily on account of the tall, plumed helmet worn by the figure. Athena typically wears a helmet of this kind in the Greek iconographical tradition.
Greek Terracotta Bust of Athena
A hollow cast terracotta bust of Athena in a tall helmet. The reverse is smooth and unmodelled.
Provenance: From a German collection; acquired on the German art market before 1990.
Condition: Fair condition; details a little flat and surfaces worn, with accretions.