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Ilissus, (sculpture)

Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Exhibition Catalogs
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 20
The river god is represented as raising himself suddenly from a half reclining position in joy at the news of Athens' victory. The whole weight of the body is about to press upon the left arm and right foot, while the left leg is bent to aid in rising. The surface is well preserved. One of the figures in the Western Pediment of the Parthenon. That it represents a river god is indicated by the undulating flow of the drapery.--"As the subject of the composition," says Visconti, "is the dispute for territory of Attica between Minerva and Neptune, the river which washes it is not foreign to this subject. Half reclined, the god is in the act of rising, moved by joy at the victory of Minerva."--Brigham, Cast Catalogue of Antique Sculpture, p. 93. [Pp. 15-16.]
1875. Descriptive Catalogue of Statuary, on Exhibition at the Gallery of the Maryland Historical Society Rooms, Athenaeum Buildings, St. Paul and Saratoga Streets, Baltimore. Baltimore: Printed by John Murphy & Co. Publishers, Booksellers, Printers and Stationers. 182 Baltimore Street, 1875.
Figure male
Control number:
AECI 02040019
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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