The famous bronze sculpture of Athena, was produced by Phidias and stood half-way between the Propylæa and the Erechteion ( 10 ). This colossal statue was almost 9 meters tall. It was showing an armed Athena with a spear in the right hand and a superbly adorned shield in the left hand. The Greek author Pausanias tells that the navigators, after having doubled the Cape Sunion, could see the tip of the spear and the aigrette of the helmet shining in the far distance.