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Horsemen of the North Frieze

By Philip_H
Thanks for all the C&C's on my last upload of the main entrance to the Natural History Museum in London.

This selected detail is from part of the Parthenon's north frieze now displayed in the purpose-built Duveen Gallery of the British Museum. The Parthenon Marbles, forming a part of the collection known as the Elgin Marbles, are a group of classical Greek sculptures, inscriptions and architectural members that originally were part of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis in Athens. Some had previously suggested the marbles were created during the Roman occupancy of Greece, yet modern scholars seem to agree they were most probably created about three hundred years earlier, in the famous workshop of the great sculptor Phidias, around the mid-fourth century BC.

Best wishes,
Philip

Tags: London Architecture British museum Acropolis Duveen Gallery Parthenon marbles Elgin marbles Horseman of the north frieze Greek sculpture Phidias

Voters: BarbaraR, mrswoolybill, helenlinda and 8 more


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helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2012 9:25PM
Splendid detail Smile
Helen

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taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
20 Mar 2012 12:43AM
You have managed to photograph the sculptures with great detail and texture!
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
20 Mar 2012 5:52AM
It would be wonderful to see these beautiful carvings where they belong, on the Parthenon, Philip Smile Very well captured, excellent detail. Carol
luceombra 5 27 5 Italy
20 Mar 2012 10:12AM
excellent details. For the rest i tend to agree with carolG Smile
Al
20 Mar 2012 11:09AM
superb detail and texture.
20 Mar 2012 5:57PM
I knew this upload would raise issues lol. The controversy around these sculptures is nothing new though, having raged for over 200 years. Whilst certainly now considered an act of vandalism, and even at the time by some, many scholars now argue that the marbles were saved from what would have been severe damage from pollution and other factors, which could have perhaps destroyed them if they had remained in Athens the past few hundred years.

Thanks to everyone for all the C&C's.

P.
20 Mar 2012 7:02PM
A fine capture of this close up detail.


David

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