cast, pediment, sculpture
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Datelate 19th - early 20th century (1871 - 1930)
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Athens, Acropolis Museum; Copenhagen, National Museum; London, British Museum; Palermo, Museo Archeologico Regionale; Paris, Louvre; Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum.
The sculptures in the British Museum, the Elgin Marbles, were removed from the temple itself and from the area around it on the Acropolis in 1801-03 by Lord Elgin’s agent Lusieri, and purchased by the British state for the British Museum in 1816 (detailed account of history of the Marbles since antiquity: Palagia, 7-14).
Sculptures from the Temple of Athena, the Parthenon, on the Acropolis of Athens. Classical Greek, 447/6-440 BC (metopes), 440-433/2 BC (pediments) and after 438 BC (frieze). Traces of the colouring remain on some of the original figures, metopes and frieze slabs.
Statue groups from the east east pediment with the Birth of Athena.
London, British Museum, cat. 303 O.
Head of horse (O) from Selene’s chariot. From the north corner of the east pediment.
In: Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)
Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)