Inv. n°: MMoCA178

Marble Statue of Athena (Minerva)

Goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, she is standing in a relaxed pose with her weight on her left leg, her 'aegis' unclasped from her right shoulder, and her helmet set on the back of her head. A fragmentary shield with a blazon of Medusa is slung on her left shoulder.

h. 111.1 x w. 35 cm

1st - 2nd century AD

Marble

Provenance

  • Ex Gaston Feuardent (1843-1893), Paris
  • Collection of a French architect, acquired before the 1940s
  • Collection of Jean Roudillon, 1958
  • With Jean-Phillipe Mariaud de Serres, acquired in 2003
  • Piasa Auction, Drouot, Paris, 27th June 2001, lot 54
  • Acquired by Royal-Athena Galleries from C.K. collection, Paris, 7th November 2019
  • Acquired at Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 2nd May 2008, KCPM02

Publications

  • Drouot Paris, Piasa Auction, 27th June 2001, lot 54
  • J. M. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, Royal-Athena Galleries, 2009, vol. XX, p. 5, no. 8
  • J. Pollini, "Roman Marble Sculpture" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 95, fig. 40
  • "C'est quoi cette oeuvre?'" in Ville de Mougins (ed.), Mougins Infos, France, May/June 2021, no. 78, p. 25

Exhibitions

  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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