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Statue of Athena Promachos

Date: finished in about 456 BC
Architect: Phidias

Statue of Athena Promachos

 

This huge bronze statue of Athena Promachos was sculpted by Phidias and was at least 7 metres tall. Inscriptions tell us that the statue took about nine years to complete.

The statue has not survived but there are pictures of it on Athenian coins and other objects.

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