Cast of the west frieze of the Heroon, TrysaOn display
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Cast of the west frieze of the Heroon, Trysa
Datelate 20th century
Material and technique
Dimensions61 x 147 cm estimated (height x width)
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Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 16 | The Greek World
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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)
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)