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Cast no.02

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Cast no.02


Woman and centaur, part of a group from the west pediment.
Ashmole and Yalouris figs. H and I.
H 36 in., W 52 in., D 20 in.
Metropolitan Catalogue: Cast no. 469.
Cast Location: DeLaskey Bldg- front hall

In this group, a centaur attacks a Greek woman who attempts to fight him off. The centaur is intended to look barbaric: he has disheveled hair and beard and a vicious expression. The face of the Lapith woman, however, is smooth and untroubled by expression of any sort, as if to show that the Greeks are above all this barbarity.

~Nathan Barber

Bibliographic Citation

See Bernard Ashmole and Nicholas Yalouris, Olympia. The Sculptures of the Temple of Zeus (London, 1967), figs. H and I, pls. 110-117.


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