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- Series: The Parthenon Sculptures
Marble relief (Block XXI) 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.
The block survives as the representation of two horsemen and part of a third on the right. The best preserved horseman wears a broad-brimmed all-weather hat. Reins were attached separately to drill-holes and are drawn back as the cavalcade comes to a halt. A fragment of a horse’s head and a fragment of the head of a rider are in the Acropolis Museum, Athens.
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.
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- On display (G18)
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- Greek and Roman
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Miscellaneous number: South Frieze, Block XXI