Cast of head of groom from the east pediment of the Temple of Zeus, Olympia

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    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 56.

    The three fragments of the head were found in 1879 built into later structures to the east of the Echo-Hall and in the House of Nero.

    Fragment of beardless, youthful head with short hair from figure of kneeling groom (B). See A 46a.

    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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