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Lemnian Athena



Lemnian Athena – cast bronze in real size buy online

The sculptor of the Parthenon, Phidias, created a bronze Athena that stood on the Acropolis in Athens. The statue was donated and paid for by a colony of Athenians on the island of Lemnos in the North Aegean shortly after the Athenians settled there in 451 BC. The statue should not be confused with the larger-than-life statue of Athena Parthenos by the same artist, which also stood on the Acropolis.


The plaster cast was made from an ancient Roman marble sculpture (torso) of the lost Greek bronze original. The marble sculpture was probably found in Rome. At the time of discovery it was headless. It is now in the Albertinum Museum in Dresden. The Albertinum acquired the torso from the famous Roman Chigi collection in 1728. This plaster cast of the torso was compared in Dresden with a plaster cast of the so-called “Bolognese head” from the famous Palagi antiquities collection in Bologna: the head of the Lemnian Athena. This addition goes back to Adolf Furtwängler, who combined the torso and head in 1893.


Athena probably stood with a spear in her left hand and a winged victory or libation bowl in her right. It is assumed that she was not wearing a helmet in the original by Phidias, unlike many other Athena sculptures.


Antique statue, cast bronze in museum quality

The sculpture that we offer in our online shop is produced as a bronze casting using the traditional lost wax technique. The basis for the negative mould required for this is a plaster cast of the Furtwängler reconstruction in Dresden.


Patinating the statue

Patination marks the final step in the finishing process of a bronze statue. The patina simulates the natural oxidation process that causes the bronze to weather differently over time, depending on the environmental influences on the copper alloy. We have various patina recipes in our repertoire, including one that corresponds well to the patina of preserved antique bronze statues. We will be happy to provide you with samples of suitable patinas in advance.


Individualisation of the replica statue of Lemnian Athena

Each statue cast by us is engraved in the base with a serial number, date of manufacture and our company logo. The base is engraved with your name, a lettering, the occasion of production, your own company logo or additional engraving as required.


Buy this impressive replica female statue for your private garden with sculpture path or for the outdoor area of a cultural centre. The bronze cast of the statue of Lemnian Athena in real size is always a feast for the eyes.


Product details

Lemnian Athena
Item No.S39
MaterialBronze cast
dimension (height x width x depth)208 cm x 81,5 cm x 50 cm
What you receiveSingle piece, Bronze cast. The exact design details, measurements and weight as well as the structure and colour of the Bronze cast may vary.
DeliveryDelivered using our own van
Delivery ChargeFree delivery in England and Wales (except islands) and to a few EU countries. Click here for details.
Price incl. VAT£28,000.00