Cast of the base of a victory monument by Bryaxis, from Athens

Details

  • Title

    Cast of the base of a victory monument by Bryaxis, from Athens

  • Associated place

    Greece (Temple of Hephaistos in Athens) (find spot of original)
  • Date

    2nd half of the 19th century
  • Material and technique

    plaster

  • Material index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    37 x 76 x 76 cm estimated (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1895.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Cast Gallery

  • Accession no.

    CG.D.91

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  • Catalogue text

    Relief-decorated base for a tripod commemorating the victory in a
    contest of horsemanship. The front of the base bears the following
    inscription, including the signature of the sculptor Bryaxis of
    Athens: ‘The phylarchs Demainetos, son of Demeas, Demeas son of
    Demainetos and Demosthenes son of Demaintos, all from Paiania,
    won the contest of cavalry manoevring (anthippasiai). Bryaxis made it
    [the monument]’. On each of the other three sides is a horseman and a tripod.

    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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