University of Kansas, Lippincott Hall

Head of Athena Lemnia

The original acrolithic statue was created by Phidias (ca. 440-435) and paid for by Athenians living on the island of Lemnos (hence, the "Lemnian Athena"); the statue stood on the Acropolis in Athens. Adolf Furtwängler reconstructed the statue from disparate heads and torsos in 1891. His reconstruction is in Dresden.



Featured item:

Nike (Victory) of Samothrace (reduced size)
Modern plaster replica (given to the Wilcox by the KU Department of French and Italian) at a about 1/2 scale of a Greek original of ca. 190 BCE (original is just over 8 ft tall). According to the small metal oval in the back, the cast was purchased from the Caproni Bros. cast company of Boston probably in 1885.

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
KU Today