Marble statue from the East pediment of the Parthenon (East pediment A). The neck of a male figure has a forward inclination corresponding with the action of the arms, which are stretched out in front of the body and used to hold the reins of the horses in front. Head, hand and wrist of the right arm, and hand, wrist and forearm of the left arm are missing. The rest of the body should is to be imagined as still under water. The sculpture has been identified as Helios, the sun-god. Helios' chariot was drawn by two pairs of horses. His chariot is emerging from the waves. In the very corners of this triangle, the time of day was set by the chariot of Helios, rising at dawn, and the chariot of Selene, sinking beneath the horizon. The waves are treated in the conventional manner usual in representations of water in Greek art. The metal reins have been attached to the upper surface of the plinth under the right forearm, and also under the right forearm, now lost.
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