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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.

 

 


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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.

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