Search Results:

Viewing Record 1 of 1

Culture:Greek (original)
Title:Cast from the west frieze of the Parthenon
Date Made:ca. 1900 CE
Materials:Replica; plaster
Place Made:Europe; Greece, Athens (original)
Measurements:overall: 42 x 67 3/4 x 6 in.; 106.68 x 172.085 x 15.24 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1899.153.f.B.OIV
Credit Line:Gift of the Class of 1889 in memoral of Elizabeth Blanchard (Class of 1858; principal of Mount Holyoke, 1883-88; acting president, 1888-89)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

ca. late 19th or early 20th century plaster cast of a marble original dating to the Classical Period, ca. 447-432 BCE. According to the organizational system implemented by W.B. Dinsmoor and A. Michaelis, this is a cast of block II from the west frieze of the Parthenon, located on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. The Parthenon frieze depicts the Panathenaic procession held in honor of Athena, the patron goddess of Athens. On this block, two male figures ride on horseback. The leading horseman turns back to his companion, raising his left arm. Holes are visible on the horses’ heads, necks, and mouths and in the leading rider’s hair; these holes would have allowed for metal reins and filets to be attached to the frieze. The original marble relief after which this cast is made is located at the British Museum in London, England.
Provenience: Greece, Athens, Acropolis, Parthenon (original)

ancient; archaeology; reproductions

Link to share this object record:

Research on objects in the collections, including provenance, is ongoing and may be incomplete. If you have additional information or would like to learn more about a particular object, please email

Viewing Record 1 of 1