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- Series: The Parthenon Sculptures
Marble relief (Block XII) 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.
This block shows parts of three horsemen, wearing armour. Their dress (poorly preserved in this block) forms a uniform group with the block immediately ahead, Block XIII. The best preserved horseman can be seen to have a shoulder strap and he wears a cap. 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 XII