Relief of the Pensive Athena.

UnknownAround 460 BC

Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum
Athens, Greece

Athena is presented in front of a stele leaning on her spear in a relaxed manner. The stele has been variously interpreted either as a boundary marker of a sanctuary, a catalogue of treasures or a list of war casualties. Marble from the island of Paros.


  • Title: Relief of the Pensive Athena.
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Around 460 BC
  • Physical Dimensions: w310 x h540 m
  • Exhibition: Archaic Gallery
  • Type: Marble relief
  • Rights: Acropolis Museum Collection

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