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Goddess Athena Accompanying The Court Lady

oil portrait of Goddess Athena


Oil on Canvas
20 X 16 inch
Fall, 2002.

This simple picture depicts Goddess Athena accompanying a court lady from the Warring Kingdom period in China (around 300 B.C. or so). Originally I planned to paint the court lady releasing a bird as supervised by Goddess Athena, but I never got to that point. Then the great artist Oliver Benson painted over (May-June 2005) the painting; and he added a little owl instead (below).

Check out the detail of Benson's Athena, too (above). Below is another oil sketch of Goddess Athena (2003):

portrait of Goddess Athena

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