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 55.

    Found in 1875, 5 m to the east of the temple.

    Head from figure of balding middle-aged man (N), the seer Iamos(?), with full beard and long hair reaching down to the nape of the neck in long strands, with the ends rolled up in snail curls. The right hand is clenched and held up to the right cheek. From the right side of the east pediment of the temple of Zeus.

    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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