Corner block of a frieze of metopes and triglyphs depicting Helios
This relief metope depicting Helios is the best preserved of all the metopes from the Temple of Athena at Troy. The sun God's team of four horses is shown tempestuously charging out from the sea. A diadem-like rayed halo surrounds the God's head. The sweeping surge of the team is emphasized by the deep, fluttering folds of Helios' garments and the diagonal, echeloned arrangement of the horses.
Marble, h. 85.8cm, w. 2.012m (w. of metope 86.3cm)
From the Temple of Athena at Troy. After 300 BCE
Discovered by Heinrich Schliemann
Berlin, Pergamum Museum 9582

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