From time to time I look back on older pictures to see if there’s anything that has potential that I might have missed when I took it. So I was browsing around in Lightroom when I came across this picture. I’d looked at it a few times before, but I guess not closely enough.
This time, however, I followed her gaze and noticed where her eyes were looking. I also looked at the expression on her face and finally the position of the hands – particularly her right hand.
Then I started to smile. She really doesn’t seem impressed.
After a bit of research I discovered that it’s a statue of Athena. The original bronze sculpture was by Myron c.460 BC when it stood close to the entrance of the Parthenon. This re-creation shows Athena having thrown down her flute (which she had invented) and the satyr Marsyas preparing to retrieve it.
Taken in 2011 at the Botanical Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark with a Panasonic Lumix ZS-3.