Cast of kneeling Lapith from the west pediment of the Temple of Zeus, Olympia

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  • Title

    Cast of kneeling Lapith from the west pediment of the Temple of Zeus, Olympia

  • Date

    early 20th century
  • Material and technique

    plaster

  • Dimensions

    140 x 220 cm estimated (height x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1927.

  • Museum location

    Ground floor | Gallery 14 | Cast Gallery
  • Museum department

    Cast Gallery

  • Accession no.

    CG.A.54

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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.

    West pediment with fight between Lapiths and Centaurs (Centauromachy) at the wedding of Peirithoos.

    The head, torso and lower part of the body with the right thigh found in 1877 to the west of the temple. The left leg was found in 1880 near the south-west corner of the Pelopion Gate.

    Figure of naked, kneeling beardless Lapith youth with short hair (C). It formed a group with a centaur (D, A 55, previously in the CG), and a Lapith girl (E, A 56). From the left side of the west pediment of the temple.

    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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