cast, pediment, sculpture

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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.

    The ancient restorations in Pentelic marble, A 52-3 and 65, date to the 4th century (52) and 1st century BC respectively.

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

    Olympia Museum, inv. L 75.

    Found in 1877, 19 m to the west of the north-west corner of the temple.

    Head from figure of reclining Lapith woman (A), with hair covered by headdress. From corner of the west pediment of the temple. Replacement figure.

    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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