Hephaisteion: Centauromachy Frieze (Athens, Greece)

CG0033.jpg

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Title

Hephaisteion: Centauromachy Frieze (Athens, Greece)

Subject

Hephaisteion (Athens, Greece)
Hephaestus (Greek deity)
Ancient Greek religion
Temples, Greek--Greece
Attikē (Greece)
Agora (Athens, Greece)
Athens (Greece)
Greece--History--Athenian supremacy, 479-431 B.C.
Age of Pericles
Pericles, 495-429 B.C.
Relief (Sculpture), Greek

Description

This photograph depicts the western frieze on the great temple dedicated to the god of craft and metalworking, Hephaestus. Located just above the Athenian agora, above the location where skilled craftsman practiced their trades, the Hephaisteion, built by the great statesman Pericles from 449 BCE to 415 BCE, is the best preserved, most complete temple from Classical Greece. The frieze in the photograph depicts the mythical battle between the Athenians and the centaurs, and is located on the western side of the cella.

Creator

Proctor, Christopher

Date

30-May-2007

Rights

Noncommercial Reuse: The author of this work gives permission for this digital image to be reused
without modification for research and educative endeavors. Please cite the digital resource according to the convention provided by Omeka.

Format

image/jpg
486 KB
1280 x 960 pixels
72 PPI

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

CG0033

Coverage

Attikē (Greece)
449 BCE - 415 BCE

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