Parthenon frieze, North II, figs. 3-5
- Parthenon frieze, North II, figs. 3-5
- Cornell Cast Collection
- Unknown (supervised by Phidias)
- Alexandridis, Annetta
- ca. 1890-1900
- Athens, Greece (original)
Athens, Greece (original)
- ID Number:
- Accession Number:
- probably Sage no. 161
on two frgs. marked with pencil ’North’
- File Name:
- High Classical
- Work Type:
- casts (sculpture)
- plaster cast (sculpture)
marble bas-relief (sculpture technique) (original)
- Parthenon (Athens, Greece)
- Image View Type:
- Image View Description:
- from front
- 104 x 130 x 4.5 (centimeters, height x width x diameter)
- This is a heavily damaged cast of North II, a nearly complete original.Three young men in himatia escort two bulls towards the viewer's left. Fig. 3, in profile, bares his left shoulder and walks with slightly bowed head, looking reverently groundward. He is overlapped by a bull walking calmly forward, whose head and shoulders are contained in North I. Fig. 4, fully draped and in profile, overlaps this bull and also looks to the ground. Fig. 5, in three-quarter pose and with chest bared, also lowers his head slightly and casts his gaze downward. The bull he helps to lead, foregrounded against him, bolts up in apparent distress, lifting booth hooves from the ground and stretching its head upward. Some fragments are missing here: sections of the bodies of both bulls, pieces of the background and most of the hand and drapery of a fourth man (fig. 6) primarily contained in North III, who works to restrain the bolting bull.
- Items in the Cornell Cast Collection are meant for inventory and reference purposes. Metadata may not be complete in all cases.
Ian Jenkins, The Parthenon Frieze (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994), 84
- Related Work:
- ID no. 302, a fragment, possibly belongs with this cast. ID no. 422 duplicates this frieze block.
- Cornell University (current)
Athens, Acropolis Museum (original)
- Collecting Program:
- Cornell Collections of Antiquities
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