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Culture:Greek (original)
Title:Cast from the east frieze of the Parthenon
Date Made:ca. 1900 CE
Materials:Replica; plaster
Place Made:Europe; Greece, Athens (original)
Measurements:overall: 42 x 54 1/2 x 5 in.; 106.68 x 138.43 x 12.7 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1899.153.r.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 VI from the east frieze of the Parthenon, located on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. The frieze depicts the Panathenaic procession held in honor of Athena, the patron goddess of Athens. On this block, three figures are depicted sitting in a row. They are identified as, from left, Poseidon, Apollo, and Artemis. Poseidon, looking straight ahead, taps Apollo on the shoulder; Apollo turns to him in acknowledgment. Artemis adjusts her dress with her right hand and reaches for Aphrodite’s, on the next block to the her right, arm. The original marble relief after which this cast is made is located at the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece.
Provenience: Greece, Athens, Acropolis, Parthenon (original)

ancient; archaeology; reproductions

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