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Ground plan of Temple F at Selinunte. Inscribed with notes and measurements.
Graphite, pen and ink and watercolour on oiled paper.
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Height: 395 millimetres
Width: 515 millimetres
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- Drawing from a collection of around 200 works on paper by the architects Samuel Angell and William Harris, relating to their trip and excavations on Sicily in 1822-1823. On their trip they intended to refine the published drawings by William Wilkins (1807). They visited Syracuse and Agrigento before travelling to Selinunte where, after finding archaic metopes, they started excavating and recording the temples and sculptures for future publication. Harris died in Selinunte in July 1823. Angell published their findings in 1826. For a brief overview see C. Marconi (2007) 'Temple Decoration and Cultural Identity in the Archaic Greek World: The Metopes of Selinus,' CUP: 133-134.
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Associated Title: Sculptured Metopes discovered amongst the Ruins of the Temples of the Ancient City of Selinus in Sicily
Associated Title: The Antiquities of Magna Graecia (1807)
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- Greek and Roman
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