Marble head of Athena. Hellenistic, ca. 200 B.C. Greek. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1996 (1996.178). The dynamic movement and passionate expression of this colossal head mark it as a rare example of monumental art from the late third to the second century B.C., when an exaggerated baroque style prevailed in some areas of the Mediterranean.