3 Tutorials that teach The Parthenon
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The Parthenon

The Parthenon

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will focus on the sculptural program of the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Parthenos

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Parthenon top view, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Parthenon-top-view.jpg,  Parthenon, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Parthenon_in_Athens.jpg, metope, Parthenon exterior, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Parthenon_XL.jpg , south metope 26 of the Parthenon, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:South_metope_26_Parthenon_BM.jpg, Image of Athena Parthenos, Alan LeQuire, Photo by Dean Dixon, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Athena_Parthenos_LeQuire.jpg, Parthenon frieze north, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Parthenon_frieze_north_XLII.JPG, Parthenon frieze east, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Parthenon_frieze_East_VIII.JPG, east pediment, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:East_pediment_KLM_Parthenon_BM.jpg, left side of the east pediment, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pediments_of_the_Parthenon-British_Museum-2.jpg

  • Panathenaic Procession Sculpture

    Sculpture on the frieze of the Parthenon celebrating a festival honoring Athena and involving the ritual of bringing a new peplos or cloak to the statue of Athena.

  • Frieze

    A horizontal band of sculpture, usually near the ceiling of a building.

  • Metope

    A square element between triglyphs (three bands) on a Doric frieze.

  • Chryselephantine

    A type of sculpture made of gold and ivory.

  • Phidian Wet Drapery

    A type of drapery first used by the sculptor Phidias that clings to the human figure and appears to be wet.