The contest between Athena and Poseidon for the patronage of Athens.
Detail of a reconstruction of the sculptures on the west pediment of the Parthenon,
according to a drawing by Karl Schwerzek, 1896 . Acropolis Museum, Athens.
Athena, wearing a mural crown, chiton, peplos, aegis and Gorgoneion, and holding
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a spear and shield, offers an olive tree to the Athenian Acropolis. Poseidon,
naked and holding a trident, creates a spring which gushes from between his feet.