Cast of the west frieze of the Heroon, Trysa

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  • Title

    Cast of the west frieze of the Heroon, Trysa

  • Associated place

    Turkey (find spot of original)
  • Date

    late 20th century
  • Material and technique

    plaster

  • Material index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    61 x 147 cm estimated (height x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1984.

  • Museum location

    Ground floor | Gallery 16 | The Greek World
  • Museum department

    Cast Gallery

  • Accession no.

    CG.A.120.i

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  • Catalogue text

    Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum.

    The heroon at Trysa, Turkey, was first discovered in 1841. In 1881 it was rediscovered by Otto Benndorf, who took its friezes to Vienna in 1882-3.

    The Heroon was surrounded by a precinct-wall, capped by two friezes, one above the other. The friezes depict Greek mythological scenes and the siege of a city from contemporary history(?). Classical Lycian, 370 BC. Here a relief with five soldiers wearing chitons and pointed helmets, holding shields and weapons, trying to make their way through a sally port in the wall. West wall, inside.

    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)

Further reading

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)

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