cast, sculpture

On display

Details

  • Date

    late 19th - early 20th century (1871 - 1930)
  • Object type

  • No. of items

    1

  • Museum location

    Ground floor | Gallery 14 | Cast Gallery
  • Museum department

    Cast Gallery

  • Accession no.

    CG.A.57

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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.

    Olympia Museum, inv. L 66.

    Found in 1876, 7 m to the west of the temple.

    Head with hair tied in sakkos from the figure of a Lapith woman (H), the bride Deidameia(?), attacked by the Centaur Eurytion (J, A 58). 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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