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Old 09-24-2008, 08:11 PM   #11
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Maybe she's a rendetion of the Goddess, Athena.

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Old 09-24-2008, 08:16 PM   #12
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You may be right, the photo's of other lockets/pendants are similar in the jut of her chin, the flow of her helmet at the back (is that horse hair or something? who knows), and the shape of the bottom back of the helmet..

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Old 09-24-2008, 08:19 PM   #13
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They say that Nike got their swoosh from Athena's high helmet piece in the front.
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:20 PM   #14
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Wow, Saphellae, I think you found her brother from that first link's photo! I haven't found anything so similar yet.

Stacy - could be Athena. She's a warrior kinda gal, isn't she?

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Old 09-24-2008, 08:28 PM   #15
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I also thought of Helen of Troy, but I'm not sure if she wore a helmet.

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Old 09-24-2008, 08:31 PM   #16
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tell me if this doesn't match..
seems you have a greek goddess on your hands. a beautiful piece!

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Old 09-24-2008, 08:35 PM   #17
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I'd totally love to go to school for this. lol

My only question is that if it matches up with a greek goddess, why does the helmet have a french looking visor?

It can't be Helen of Troy, she wasn't a fighter.

Anyways I think it is Athena.
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:51 PM   #18
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Saphellae, I think you're right on. Thats what I was going to suggest too. I think it is definitely greek. I'm not sure the locket itself would be greek but certainly the lady on it is greek styling. Jkath, maybe a quick research into whether or not Goddesses were a popular locket item in that era?
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...It can't be Helen of Troy, she wasn't a fighter...
I didn't think so. For some reason the name just came up.

The nose definitely looks like early Roman or Greek art, so Athena sounds right.

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Alix, I think they were. One of the ones I found that was very close to Jkaths picture is from the 1880's, which is probably around the time his great great grandmother got hers.
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