Head of the goddess Hygiea
Reproduction patinated by hand. Mold made from an imprint of the original work.
It was long thought that this female head in Parian marble came from one of the pediments designed by Scopas for the temple of Athena Alea, and as such, it was identified with Atalante and later Hygeia.
In fact, the sober elegance of this peaceful yet melancholic face has little to do with the energy and passion of Scopas' figures, and the work is now thought to come from a talented follower of Praxiteles at the end of the 4th century B.C.
- Dimensions :
- 44,5 x 21 x 24 cm
- Material of the original work :
- Marbre grec
- Artiste :
- Material :
- Museum of Conservation :
- Athènes, Musée Archéologique