Restored group of Athena Aphaia West Pediment
Both pediments house fights, with a central Athena, probably as
patroness of the Greeks at Troy where the action seems to be set.
The earlier pediment, west pediment, in the latest reconstruction
proposed, presents duels beside Athena and symmetrical groups with the
action moving to the corners.
About 500-490 BCE, Height 1.68 m
Munich, Glyptothek 74
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Reconstructed Athena (by Thorwaldsen)
west pediment drawing
to the top
©1998-2000 Roy George