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The Priest of Pallas Ball Athena
An original promotional poster for the Priests of Pallas Masquerade Ball held on 21 October 2006 at the Kansas City Union Station. This poster depicts a seated figure, the representation of the Goddess Athena. This figure is resplendently dressed wearing a highly stylized floral print Victorian gown in different hues of gold, and blue. A many plumed helmet, the symbol of wisdom and strategy, accentuates the figures head. The plumage of the headpiece is depicted in an array of colors, including blue, brown, pink and purple. To the left of figure is an over-sized multi-hued owl, a symbol associated with this Goddess to represent knowledge, wisdom, perspicacity and erudition. The figure sits regally on an art nouveau style chair, with curved arms and gold floral print upholstery. The scene appears to be a temple surrounding, as Athena is centered between two Doric style columns. The left column has a bejeweled plumed mask that is suspended above it. The right column has a suspended horned mask, with a dragon centered on the forehead and is decorated with a sunburst pattern around the eye holes. A night landscape is the backdrop for this poster, with a dark star filled sky, an enlarged full moon behind the figure, and the downtown Kansas City skyline visible behind the temple setting.