The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects

Pallas Athena, 1897

Item

987PC52X_069.jpg

Title

Pallas Athena, 1897

Description

Statue of Pallas Athena outside the Parthenon, displayed at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee. The statue was twenty-five feet tall (forty feet with the base) and became the symbol of the Exposition. It was an exact copy of the "Pallas de Velletrie" in the Louvre and was produced in staff, a combination of plaster, hemp, and cement. It eventually fell apart due to outdoor exposure. Today limited images exist of the full statue, including this one housed at the Filson.

Source

Enid Bland Yandell Photograph Collection, The Filson Historical Society

Date

Format

Identifier

987PC52X.069

Original Format

black-and-white photograph

Citation

Yandell, Enid Bland (1869-1934), “Pallas Athena, 1897,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 22, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/118.

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