The original of this relief panel, dating to 440BC is currently in the British Museum and is a fragment of the larger West frieze slab II from the Parthenon. In its entirety, the panel depicts the first rider turning round to check the cavalcade is forming behind him.
The frieze (or 'zoophoros', ie that which depicts living things - mortals, immortals and animals) was set high up on the inner colonnade of this temple, home of the cult statue of Athena Parthenos. It was 160 metres long and 106cm high: a continuous 'ribbon' of sculpture, beginning at the south-west corner of the building, then making its way along the north and south sides to culminate at the east end: the main entrance to the temple. Carved in marble, it was put in position ca 440BC. It is thought to represent either the Panathenaic procession in honour of Athena, or a procession to honour the 192 Athenians who were killed at the Battle of Marathon in 490BC.
Made in the UK. The material is finely ground marble, cast with a polymer compound. The relief panel comes ready to hang and is suitable for outdoors.
|dimensions||Height: 54cm Width: 48cm Depth to the wall at the 'deepest' point of the relief panel: 8cm|
Parthenon Frieze fragment - spirited rider (SPECIAL ORDER ITEM)
- Code: MB-16
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- excl tax: £250.00