Fragment, Marble, Parthenon

Production date
Circa 5th Century BCE
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Description
Fragment of marble, cream with grey striation, flat surface planes with irregular edges.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Greek
Production place
Measurements
H73mm x W60mm x D37mm
Media/Materials description
Marble
Signature/Marks
Partial handwritten label on one side ...Ath...theno.. (Athena, Parthenon)
History and use
The Parthenon was dedicated to the Greek goddess of wisdom and war, Athena. The building is well known for its once richly painted external sculptures. However the interior of the building held a colossal gold and ivory representation of Athena. Visitors could only glimpse Athena through elaborate wooden doors.
Registration number
H322

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