Art and Faith, Too

Monday, 5 July 2010

Antiokhos. Athena Parthenos. 1st century BC. Copy of 5th century BC original by Pheidias of Athens

Athena Parthenos

Antiokhos

1st century BC. Copy of 5th century BC original by Pheidias of Athens

Here is a contemporary reconstruction of what a present-day American sculptor, Alan LeQuire, thought that Pheidias’ original work looked like. At least one of the copies survived until the sack of Constantinople by the papist invaders in 1204… they destroyed it during their orgy of destruction:

Athena Parthenos

Alan LeQuire

1990. copy Nashville TN (USA)

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