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- Series: The Parthenon Sculptures
Marble relief (Block VI) from the South frieze of the Parthenon. The frieze shows the procession of the Panathenaic festival, the commemoration of the birthday of the goddess Athena.
Block VI shows parts of four horsemen in a dramatic display of overlapping one on another. The horsemen wear a short tunic belted at the waist and animal skin boots with a top flap. Metal reins, which are now lost, were inserted in drill-holes.
For more information on the composition of riders see South frieze Block I. The horsemen of the South frieze are less well preserved than those of the North, and the composition is less varied. The explosion of the Parthenon in 1687 damaged the South frieze the most.
- Production date
- On display (G18)
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- Greek and Roman
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Miscellaneous number: South Frieze, Block VI