Marble relief (Block XXVII) from the North frieze of the Parthenon. The frieze shows the procession of the Panathenaic festival, the commemoration of the birthday of the goddess Athena. The block is composed of several fragments split between the British Museum and the Acropolis Museum in Athens. They show a foot soldier and a charioteer. The helmet of the foot soldier with its horse hair crest, the body armour and the upper part of his shield are well preserved. On the same block to the right is carved a groom standing at the head of a team of four horses. For more information on the North frieze see North frieze Block XLVII. The northern branch of the procession follows a similar pattern to the southern.
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