Alan LeQuire, Athena Parthenos.  Nashville Tennessee.  1990 (gilded in 2002).  Height: 41 feet, 10 inches.


        This re-creation of Phidias's original awesome statue dominates the inner sanctum of Nashville's Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the Parthenon of Athens located in Nashville, Tennessee and built during the years 1921-31.  In 2002, this Nashville statue was gilded and painted to more fully replicate the gold and ivory of the original.