Parthenon

Metopes: Battle between Centaurs and Lapiths,metopes IV and XXVIII, black and white photograph

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ca. 490-430 BCE

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447-432 BCE

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H.: 1.2 m, W.: approx. 1.25 m

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Two metopes originally located on the south flank of the Parthenon. Left: (Metope IV), A Centaur about to strike a Lapith with a water-pot (hydria); Right: (Metope XXVIII), a Centaur defeats a Lapith. From the eastern half of the south side of the temple. The South Metopes in the British Museum show the battle between Centaurs and Lapiths at the marriage feast of Peirithoos.

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1816,0610.3 and 1816,0610.12

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