Statue Of Athena In The Parthenon


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Athena Parthenos Ancient Greek Ἀθηνᾶ Παρθένος literally Athena the Virgin is a lost massive chryselephantine gold and ivory sculpture of the Greek goddess Athena made by Phidias and his assistants and housed in the Parthenon in AthensDespite the dynamic architectural characteristics of the Parthenon the statue of Athena was designed to be the focal point

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The name Parthenon derives from one of Athenas many epithets Athena Parthenos meaning Virgin Parthenon means house of Parthenos which was the name given in the 5th century BCE to the chamber cella inside the temple which housed the cult statue and from the 4th century BCE the whole building acquired the name Parthenon

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Chryselephantine statue of Athena The Parthenons main function was to provide shelter for the monumental chryselephantine made of gold and ivory statue of Athena that was created by Pheidias and dedicated in 438 BCE The statue stood approximately 9 or 11 meters around 40 ft tall

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The Athena Parthenos is a fortyfeettall statue of the goddess Athena which was once the central figure in the Parthenon of Athens When the Roman Empire conquered Greece they took the Parthenos as a way of breaking Greeces spirit As Athena became Minerva she lost her status as a war

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The Parthenon at Athens  Toward the west end of the interior colonnade was a statue base for the cult statue of Athena Parthenos with a large shallow rectangle cut to create a reflecting pool in front of it The Phidias statue was made of gold and ivory with polychrome details

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Other articles where Athena Parthenos is discussed Phidias The colossal statue of the Athena Parthenos which Phidias made for the Parthenon was completed and dedicated in 438 The original work was made of gold and ivory and stood some 38 feet 12 metres high The goddess stood erect wearing a tunic aegis and helmet and holding a Nike

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The cella of the Parthenon housed the chryselephantine statue of Athena Parthenos sculpted by Phidias and dedicated in 439 or 438 BC The appearance of this is known from other images The decorative stonework was originally highly coloured

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The name Parthenon derives from one of Athenas many epithets Athena Parthenos meaning Virgin Parthenon means house of Parthenos which was the name given in the 5th century BCE to the chamber inside the temple which housed the cult statue

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en Kenneth Lapatin  The Statue of Athena and other Treasures in the Parthenon  dans Jenifer Neils dir The Parthenon  from Antiquity to the Present Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2005 454 p ISBN 9780521820936 en Neda Leipen Athena Parthenos A Reconstruction Royal Ontario Museum Toronto 1971

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