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Statue of Athena from the Villa of the Papyri, Herculaneum

Statue of Athena from the Villa of the Papyri, Herculaneum. The Villa of the Papyri (Italian: Villa dei Papiri, also known as Villa dei Pisoni) is a private house in the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum (current commune of Ercolano, southern Italy)

Etruscan plate  c. 500 BCE.

Athena’s aegis, bearing the Gorgon, here resembles closely the skin of the huge serpent who guards the golden fleece (regurgitating Jason); cup by Douris, Classical Greece, early fifth century BC - Vatican Museum