Athena on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi
The subject of the West Pediment of the Temple of Apollo is the
The figure of a fighting female, moving left, wears a chiton (much
of the painted decoration of the dress is still visible) and short himation.
At the top of the fragment a mass of stone which appears to protrude
beyond the folds of the himation is usually identified as an aegis, and
thus the figure as Athena.
No part of its surface remains, but the mass suggests that it covered
both shoulders and extended behind her.
Drilled holes have been interpreted as points of attachment for
Suggested attribution to Antenor.
About 513-500 BCE, Height 2.30 m (at apex of pediment)
Delphi, Archaeological Museum
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of Apollo, West Pediment
to the top
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