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1816,0610.99

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  • Marble statue from the West pediment of the Parthenon (West pediment A).  Figure of reclining naked man, who appears as if caught in the action of raising himself onto a rock. He would have originally supported his weight on his left hand and is poised as if turning to his left. A piece of drapery hangs over and clings to his left arm. The pose and design of the statue fits well to the corner angle of the pediment. The back of the statue is surprisingly well finished, considering it was blocked by the pediment wall. The statue is made out of one block of marble. The head, left hand, right arm and hand and both legs under the knee and feet are missing. These parts were already missing in Carrey's drawing.  The statue is thought to represent the river-god Ilissos, a stream in Athens. Other suggested identifications are Eridanos and Kephisos.

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  • Marble statue from the West pediment of the Parthenon (West pediment A).  Figure of reclining naked man, who appears as if caught in the action of raising himself onto a rock. He would have originally supported his weight on his left hand and is poised as if turning to his left. A piece of drapery hangs over and clings to his left arm. The pose and design of the statue fits well to the corner angle of the pediment. The back of the statue is surprisingly well finished, considering it was blocked by the pediment wall. The statue is made out of one block of marble. The head, left hand, right arm and hand and both legs under the knee and feet are missing. These parts were already missing in Carrey's drawing.  The statue is thought to represent the river-god Ilissos, a stream in Athens. Other suggested identifications are Eridanos and Kephisos.

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  • Marble statue from the West pediment of the Parthenon (West pediment A).  Figure of reclining naked man, who appears as if caught in the action of raising himself onto a rock. He would have originally supported his weight on his left hand and is poised as if turning to his left. A piece of drapery hangs over and clings to his left arm. The pose and design of the statue fits well to the corner angle of the pediment. The back of the statue is surprisingly well finished, considering it was blocked by the pediment wall. The statue is made out of one block of marble. The head, left hand, right arm and hand and both legs under the knee and feet are missing. These parts were already missing in Carrey's drawing.  The statue is thought to represent the river-god Ilissos, a stream in Athens. Other suggested identifications are Eridanos and Kephisos.

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  • Marble statue from the West pediment of the Parthenon (West pediment A).  Figure of reclining naked man, who appears as if caught in the action of raising himself onto a rock. He would have originally supported his weight on his left hand and is poised as if turning to his left. A piece of drapery hangs over and clings to his left arm. The pose and design of the statue fits well to the corner angle of the pediment. The back of the statue is surprisingly well finished, considering it was blocked by the pediment wall. The statue is made out of one block of marble. The head, left hand, right arm and hand and both legs under the knee and feet are missing. These parts were already missing in Carrey's drawing.  The statue is thought to represent the river-god Ilissos, a stream in Athens. Other suggested identifications are Eridanos and Kephisos.

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  • Duveen gallery. Parthenon sculptures: West pediment

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  • Duveen gallery. Parthenon sculptures: West pediment

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  • Duveen gallery. Parthenon sculptures: West pediment

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  • Marble statue from the West pediment of the Parthenon (West pediment H). The West pediment showed the mythical contest between Athena and Poseidon for supremacy over the land of Attica.   West pediment H survives as a torso of a man wearing a short cloak on his the back, possibly a chlamys. The drapery falls in a V-shape and was probably knotted together in front. Just above the left clavicle there is a hole that may have served for attachment of a chlamys brooch. There is another hole between the collarbones. The surface is weathered. Carrey drew the torso with a head, but this is now missing. The feet of the statue (reg.no. GR 1816.6-10.256) may be preserved in a separate fragment. The right thigh of the figure is in the Acropolis Museum, Athens. The figure stood towards the centre of the pediment on the left side.  The statue probably represents Hermes.

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  • Marble statue from the West pediment of the Parthenon (West pediment A). The West pediment showed the mythical contest between Athena and Poseidon for supremacy over the land of Attica.   This is a figure of a reclining naked man, made from a single piece

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  • Marble statue from the West pediment of the Parthenon (West pediment A). The West pediment showed the mythical contest between Athena and Poseidon for supremacy over the land of Attica.   This is a figure of a reclining naked man, made from a single piece

    Detail: Other

  • Marble statue from the West pediment of the Parthenon (West pediment A). The West pediment showed the mythical contest between Athena and Poseidon for supremacy over the land of Attica.   This is a figure of a reclining naked man, made from a single piece

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  • Marble statue from the West pediment of the Parthenon (West pediment A). The West pediment showed the mythical contest between Athena and Poseidon for supremacy over the land of Attica.   This is a figure of a reclining naked man, made from a single piece

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