This is a postcard I fell in love with awhile back. The drapery of her garment is exquisite, as is her face.
She is exactly as I would picture Athena, though after I posted this vintage postcard the first time, a person in the know pointed out Athena usually wears a helmet. Perhaps she decided on an afternoon off without it? Or maybe she's actually Venus?! Well, at least she LOOKS mythical.
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Friday, August 7, 2015
Athena, or Venus? - Postcard Friendship Friday #275
Posted by Beth Niquette at 12:00 AM
Labels: athena, myth, mythical, old postcards, PFF, Postcard Friendship Friday, Venus, vintage postcard
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I always want to know what's was going on around her when the picture was being taken. I love her gorgious hair wonder if it's all hers.
Have a wonderful Friday my friend.
Athena is the goddess of war, wisdom, arts, etc. but she is usually pictured in a warlike helmet.
Ah, wise Postcardy--maybe she had a headache, or perhaps she's actually Venus...
She is quite beautiful! I wonder who she is giving that look to.
just making my rounds all over blog-town - saying hell-o , enjoyed checking out your blog and thankful for the friendship. Happy week-end!
HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOUR DAD & MOM!
My first thought was that this was a Muse.
Perhaps when someone told her she had to wear a helmet she gave them that look --- "Excuse me, you want me to wear WHAT???"
Athena or Venus? She looks to me as the personification of springtime, Primavera.
Yes, I'm back. Thanks for stopping by at EFSP. I read a bit on your blogs and I am really sorry about your loss. Very sad. It must have been a very difficult and dark period for you. I hope the future will be brighter.
And strolling through your blog: I discovered you have a wonderful gift, your art work. Your friends must have been pleased when you made these Jugendstil-like pictures for them. They reminded me of the posters by Mucha for the plays with Sarah Bernhardt. Very well done!
Greetings from Amsterdam,
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