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 76.

    Found in 1877, 7 m to the south-west of the south-west corner of the temple.

    Head of an old woman with schematically rendered curly hair from figure U. From the west pediment. 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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