Dionysos, Parthenon

Illustration

James Lloyd
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published on 13 December 2014

Detail of Figure D (commonly identified as Dionysos) from the East Pediment of the Parthenon. He reclines on a rock. His seat is softened by a mantle and an animal fur. Despite the fact that both of his hands are missing, Figure D is the only pediment sculpture with an intact head. He glances to the left, towards the rising sun of Helios. Attributed to the famous sculptor Pheidias between 438BC-432 BCE. BM 1816,0610.93. (British Museum, London)



About the Author

James Lloyd
James' main area of research is ancient Greek music, but he has general interests in mythology, religion, and art & archaeology. A self-confessed philhellene, James keeps at least one eye on the Roman pie.

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