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Item Details
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Culture
Greek
Title
Parthenon, East Pediment, figs. L-M
Image View Description:from front
Image View Type:overall
Work Type
casts (sculpture)
Date
ca. 1890-1900
438-432 BCE
2009 (image)
Location
Warehouse
Creation Site:Athens, Greece (original)
Material
plaster cast (sculpture)
marble sculpture in the round (original)
Measurements
ca. 103 (H) x 223 (W) cm
Description
This is a relatively well-preserved cast of figs. L and M from the east pediment of the Parthenon, a group of two draped female figures, one sitting on a himation-covered rock and the other reclining against the first. The identity of fig. L, perhaps Dione or Artemis, remains debated. Fig. M is identified as Aphrodite with some certainty. In the original both figures are missing their heads and parts of their arms and feet. Fig. L, in a short-sleeved, belted chiton with a himation over her lap, sits with her torso in an almost frontal position and her sharply bent legs in three-quarter view to the right (viewer's). Aphrodite props herself on her right elbow, which rests on fig. L's lap, incompletely turning her body towards the viewer. Her short-sleeved, belted chiton slips off of her right shoulder and a himation twists around her legs. Her drapery is intricately rendered.
Repository
Cornell University (current)
London, British Museum (no. 1816,0610.97) (original)
Accession Number
Sage nos. 175, 176
249
ID Number
CCC_0249
Source
Photographer:Alexandridis, Annetta
Bibliography
Olga Palagia, The Pediments of the Parthenon (Leiden: Brill, 1993), 21-22, figs. 42-43, 45-46
P.P. Caproni and brother, Catalogue of Plaster Reproductions from Antique, Medieval and Modern Sculpture (Boston, MA, 1911), 23
Condition
Plinth broken along front
hole in lap of fig. M
surface chipping
surface dirt
Notes
Items in the Cornell Cast Collection are meant for inventory and reference purposes. Metadata may not be complete in all cases.
Rights
The images in the Cornell Collection of Antiquities: Casts are protected by copyright, and the copyright holders are their creators, generally Cornell University Library, Annetta Alexandridis, and Verity Platt. This collection of plaster casts owned by Cornell University was photographed by Cornell University Library, Alexandridis, Platt, and Andreya L. Mihaloew from 2010-2015, with funding from a Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences Grant to Annetta Alexandridis. Cornell is providing access to the materials for research and personal use.  The written permission of any copyright and other rights holders is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use that extends beyond what is authorized by fair use and other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Please contact Annetta Alexandridis and Verity Platt for more information about this collection, or to request permission to use these images.
The images in the Cornell Collection of Antiquities: Casts are protected by copyright, and the copyright holders are their creators, generally Cornell University Library, Annetta Alexandridis, and Verity Platt. This collection of plaster casts owned by Cornell University was photographed by Cornell University Library, Alexandridis, Platt, and Andreya L. Mihaloew from 2010-2015, with funding from a Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences Grant to Annetta Alexandridis. Cornell is providing access to the materials for research and personal use.  The written permission of any copyright and other rights holders is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use that extends beyond what is authorized by fair use and other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Please contact Annetta Alexandridis and Verity Platt for more information about this collection, or to request permission to use these images.
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CCC_0249.tif
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