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Busts of Athena and Antonia with Plinths
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Busts of Athena and Antonia with Plinths

A pair of sharply cast and superbly patinated busts of the Goddesses Athena (left) and Antonia (right).
20th century stone composite. Including associated plinths.

Athena or Athene is an ancient Greek goddess associated with wisdom, handicraft, and warfare who was later syncretised with the Roman goddess Minerva. Athena was regarded as the patron and protectress of a number of cities across Greece, particularly the city of Athens, from which she was named.
Antonia also known as the nymph Clytie, is inspired by a Roman original now housed in The British Museum. In myth the nymph turned into a flower for the unrequited love of the sun-god Helios.

Plinth height 71cm. Condition appropriate with age, please see photos.

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Width49cm (1′7″)
Height145cm (4′9″)
Depth41cm (1′4″)
Reference No.5CMTT

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