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Culture:Greek (original)
Title:Cast from the Amazon frieze on the Mausoleum of Halicarnassos
Date Made:ca. 1900 CE
Place Made:Asia; Turkey; Halicarnassos; near modern Bodrum, (original)
Measurements:overall: 35 x 69 x 5 1/2 in.; 88.9 x 175.26 x 13.97 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1904.201.1.B.OIV
Credit Line:Gift of the Mount Holyoke College Club of Boston
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

ca. early 20th century plaster cast of a marble original, attributed to Scopas, dating to the Classical Period, ca. 350 BCE. This cast is of slab 1013 from the Amazon frieze on the Mausoleum of Halicarnassos, located near modern Bodrum, Turkey. Three figures are pictured. On the far left, an Amazon on horseback rides into battle, her right hand raised in preparation to strike a combatant. In the center, a Greek kneels with his head and shield raised to the right as, on the far right, an Amazon raises her right hand above her head, preparing to strike. All three figures probably originally held weapons either made from metal and affixed to or painted onto the relief. The original relief after which this cast is made is located at the British Museum in London, England.
Provenience: Turkey, near modern Bodrum, Mausoleum of Halicarnassos (original)

ancient; archaeology; reproductions

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