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The Parthenon Sculptures

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (series)

    • The Parthenon Sculptures
  • Description

    Marble relief (Block VIII) from the East 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 five girls walking in single file, with their drapery falling into bold folds evoking the fluting of columns. The foremost of the girls carries a tall object on a flaring base, a stand for burning incense. Two other girls carry jugs and those behind carry bowls to be used in the pouring of ritual libations. The heads of the girls are in the Acropolis Museum, Athens. There are also fragments in Musée du Louvre, Paris.
    For more information on the pedestrian-procession see East frieze Block III.


  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 438BC-432BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Bibliography

    • Sculpture 324 bibliographic details
    • Jenkins 1994 p.82 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G18

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • East Frieze, Block VIII


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