Silk Road Collection
The Mediterranean

The Goddess of Athena

  • The Mediterranean
  • Southern Italy
  • 2nd century BC
  • The Hellenistic Period
  • terracotta tiles
  • 9.5cm in height

Athena, the daughter of Zeus, is the goddess of wisdom, military tactics, and crafts as well as the goddess who guarded Athens. It is said that when she jumped out of Zeus'skull, she was fully armoured and was wearing a helmet, which is the image of the goddess who guarded the city and the country.