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The Parthenon Sculptures

  • Object type

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  • Title (series)

    • The Parthenon Sculptures
  • Description

    Marble statue from the East pediment of the Parthenon (East pediment K). The East pediment showed the miraculous birth of the goddess Athena from the head of her father Zeus. Many of the figures from the central scene are now fragmentary or entirely lost.
    Female figure K sits on a rock, covered with a himation. She is on the point of turning around or perhaps rising and tucks her right foot in to lever herself up. She sits higher than her neighbour and wears sandals with thick soles, a chiton with sleeves and overfall, and a himation, covering her legs and back. Her chiton slips off the right shoulder. The head and both arms are missing.
    Together with East Pediment L and M, they are perhaps, from left to right, Hestia, Dione, and her daughter Aphrodite. However, there is another suggestion for the two figures on the right.


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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 438BC-432BC
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  • Materials

  • Bibliography

    • Sculpture 303.K bibliographic details
    • Smith 1910 p.13, pl.5 bibliographic details
    • Smith 1892 pp.113-115 bibliographic details
    • Choremi-Spetsieri 2004 pp.127, 131, fig.93 bibliographic details
    • Brommer 1963 pp.17-18, pl.45-47, 50-51 bibliographic details
    • Palagia 1993 pp.21, 61, fig.42-44 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G18

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  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

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