Pallas Athena

 

Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom, handicraft, and warfare, and often referred to as Pallas Athena. Both her and her Roman counterpart Minerva are typically portrayed with a spear, a Gorgoneion in the form of a shield with Medusa's head, and a helmet resting atop her head. Occasionally Athena is shown wielding a sword, which also happens to be more ceramic friendly than a spear. I had originally considered sculpting Wonder Woman in battle gear but realized that aside from the tiara, Diana of Themyscira and Athena with a sword are pretty much the same thematically. Similar to my Victory of Samothrace, I decided to use a light acrylic wash instead of ceramic glaze to emulate an aged patina on ancient marble look. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Pallas Athena

 

Pallas Athena

 

Pallas Athena

 

Pallas Athena

 

Pallas Athena

 

Pallas Athena

 

Pallas Athena

 

Pallas Athena

 

Pallas Athena

Wet clay model 

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