Acropolis 625 (Endoios Athena) and the Rediscovery of Its Findspot

by Patricia A. Marx

Hesperia, Volume 70, Issue 2
Page(s): 221-254
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2668483
Year: 2001


Acropolis 625, a monumental Archaic statue of Athena seated, is the earliest extant identifiable Athenian statue of Athena, and maybe the one by Endoios that Pausanias saw near the Erechtheion. It was found on the Acropolis North Slope at the beginning of the Greek Revolution. This paper pinpoints its exact findspot, and reveals that the statue was built-right side up and facing forward-into a previously unknown Late Antique wall of ca. A.D. 270-300, later incorporated into a mid-18th century Turkish outwork, just inside the new Turkish north gate. The wall was dismantled ca. 1822-1824.