Bust of Athena Parthenos right; she wears a triple-crested helmet decorated with griffin and sphinx, aegis, necklace, and earrings. The type is derived from the statue by Pheidias.


  • Title: Engraved Gem (Impression)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1st–2nd century A.D.
  • Physical Dimensions: 1.5 × 1 × 0.3 cm (5/8 × 3/8 × 1/8 in.)
  • Type: Gem
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Banded white agate
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 85.AN.370.51
  • Culture: Roman
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Jewelry

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