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Pediments

Pediments







PEDIMENTTEMPLE OF ARTEMIS ON CORCYRA: 590 BCArchaic.


Medusa in the centre, in the running stance with two panthers either side of her. Medusa has a
frontal and grotesque face and body with profile arms and legs. Her stylised hair is cared to look like
snakes coiling out and…

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strange combination of techniques. By this time other pediments were normally carved fully in the
round.








WEST PEDIMENTTEMPLE OF APHAIA ON AEGINA: 510 BC Archaic.


Athena is at the centre of both the west and the east pediments, creating unity. Either side of her
the Greeks are fighting against the…

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EAST PEDIMENT ON THE TEMPLE OF ZEUS AT OLYMPIA: 460BCEarly Classical

The pediment is a still from the myth of Pelops' conquest of marriage to Oinomaos' daughter by
chariot race to win her hand. The pediment does not show the exciting climax of the myth, but the
moment of intense…

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around him. On each side a hero fights to defend a woman from a centaur. One of these is Perithoos
and the other is Theseus. The bride, on Apollo's right, grapples fiercely with her assailant. She
thrusts an elbow into his face while she tries to pry his hand away…

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The most complete surviving figure is a river god from the left hand corner. Distinctions between
bone, muscle and fat are skilfully indicated. In terms of function he is comparable to the rive god on
the Temple of Zeus but they are vastly different in terms of decoration. This one…

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