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Parthenon Friezes, (sculpture)

Artist:
Unknown
Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Medium:
Cast
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 10-28
10 to 28 inclusive. PARTHENON FRIEZES. The original marble slabs from which the moulds for these casts were made are in the British Museum. They were taken from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin, in the beginning of this century, and, with other relics from the same temple, were finally bought by the British Nation at a cost, including incidental expenses, of about $370,000. The Parthenon (or Virgin's Chamber) was a marble temple, of the Doric order. . . . Its remains are now preserved only as a monument of art. . . . Here it should be stated that the sculptures of the pediments and metopes illustrated mythological incidents, the most prominent of which were associated with Minerva and the foundation of the city; while the frieze represented what was called the Panathenaic Procession . . . . It is the last portion of the frieze which is most praised by critics, and it is chiefly from this portion that the slabs in the possession of the San Francisco Art Association were selected. [Pp. 6-7; entry includes a detailed description of the Acropolis; exhibited under heading: "Catalogue of Casts."]
Fifth Exhibition, 1873-1874. San Francisco Art Association Catalogue. Price, 25 cts.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Minerva
Figure group
Ceremony--Procession--Panathenaic Procession
Dress--Historic--Classical Dress
Control number:
AECI 02860010
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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