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Block VIII of the west frieze.

Pheidias Workshop442–438 BC

Acropolis Museum
Acropolis Museum

Depiction of a rider trying to control his runaway horse. This powerful composition occupies the central block of the west frieze, which is possibly the work of Pheidias. It has been suggested that the rider is one of the two Athenian Cavalry commanders. Marble from the mount Penteli.

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  • Título: Block VIII of the west frieze.
  • Criador: Pheidias Workshop
  • Data de criação: 442–438 BC
  • Exhibition: Parthenon Gallery
  • Dimensões físicas: w1400 x h1010 m
  • Tipo: Marble relief
  • Direitos: Acropolis Museum Collection

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