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Cast no.04

Dublin Core


Cast no.04


Seated youth, east pediment.
Ashmole and Yalouris figs. B and E.
Lifesize, W 39 in.
Metropolitan Catalogue: Cast no. 468.
Cast Location: Mason Hall- Stairwell facing Concert Hall

The naked boy sits on a flattened piece of drapery that folds over his left arm and fingers one of his toes, waiting quietly but nervously for the chariot race between Pelops and Oenomaus to begin. The head of the marble boy is missing, but the cast-makers were evidently not comfortable with the sculpture in that condition, so they attached a new head to the plaster, this one a cast taken from the head of a somewhat older kneeling youth in the east pediment of the temple. Figure 4. Figure 4 before cleaning and joining of two separate plaster sections.

Bibliographic Citation


See Bernard Ashmole and Nicholas Yalouris, Olympia. The Sculptures of the Temple of Zeus (London, 1967), fig. E, pls. 41-43, and fig. B pls. 50-52 .