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- Series: The Parthenon Sculptures
Marble relief (Block X) 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 X represents three horsemen, dressed in body armour worn over a short tunic with a cloak and animal skin boots with a top flap. The armour is made out of two parts hinged at the sides, beaten to the shape of a male torso. The three riders of this block and the three of the next are dressed identically and form a uniform group of six. 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)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: South Frieze, Block X