Dionysos, Parthenon

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James Lloyd
published on 13 December 2014

Detail of Figure D (commonly identified as Dionysos) from the East Pediment of the Parthenon. He reclines on a rock. His seat is softened by a mantle and an animal fur. Despite the fact that both of his hands are missing, Figure D is the only pediment sculpture with an intact head. He glances to the left, towards the rising sun of Helios. Attributed to the famous sculptor Pheidias between 438BC-432 BCE. BM 1816,0610.93. (British Museum, London)

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James Lloyd
James' main area of research is ancient Greek music, but he has general interests in mythology, religion, and art & archaeology. A self-confessed philhellene, James keeps at least one eye on the Roman pie.

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Lloyd, J. (2014, December 13). Dionysos, Parthenon. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3317/dionysos-parthenon/

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