Reconstruction of the West Pediment of the Parthenon
The centerpiece was a great cross of the two Gods, Athena and Poseidon,
sweeping away from each other, yet closed by their glance, their enmity
and the direction of their weapons.
The rearing chariots behind them answer and check the outburst of
the duel, and the charioteers and attendant deities are also swept to and
fro by the motion and conflict.
West Pediment, 432 BCE
Athens, Acropolis Museum
(Click the image for a full screen view)
of Athena - Center View
of Athena - Left View
of Athena - Right View
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