Cast of head of Centaur from the west 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.

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

    Olympia Museum, inv. L 67.

    Found in 1877, 37 m to the west of the temple.

    Balding head with long, full beard from the figure of a centaur, Eurytion(?), attacking (H, A 57), the bride Deidameia(?). From the right side of the west pediment.

    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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