cast, pediment, sculpture

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  • Catalogue text

    Pedimental sculptures and metopes from the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, Greece. Classical Greek, begun after 470 BC and finished by 456 BC.

    East pediment with Oinomaos and Pelops before chariot-race.

    Olympia Museum, inv. L 59.

    Found in two fragments in 1877 built into later structures, 10 m to the north and 35 m to the north-east of the north-east corner of the temple.

    Beardless, helmeted head from figure of Pelops (G), from the centre of the east pediment of the temple.

    Most of the statue is preserved in Olympia.

    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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