Classical (continued)

Photo of Caryatids
  • Caryatids in the south porch of the Erechtheion

There were also new Ionic buildings on the Acropolis at Athens: the Erechtheion has a mysterious frieze which perhaps showed early heroes of Athens and their cult. Its south porch has figures of women (Caryatids) instead of columns.

Photo of Cast of frieze
  • Cast slab of west frieze of the temple of Athena Nike at Athens
    Cast No.A101a

The other Acropolis Ionic temple was for Athena Nike (Victory), with friezes of the Twelve Gods, and three of fights, including one with Persians.

Photo of Cast of frieze
  • Cast slab of the frieze of the temple of Apollo at Bassai.
    Cast No. A107

At the end of the 5th century the Doric temple of Apollo at Bassai has characteristic canonical metopes outside but places a frieze around the inner walls of the interior room - fights with Amazons and centaurs, attended by Apollo and Artemis.

Photo of Cast of woman on horseback
  • Cast of woman on horseback - acroterion of the temple of Asklepios at Epidauros.
    Cast No. A127

In the 4th century the schemes are similar. The most notable are fragments of pediment at Tegea and acroteria of riders at Epidauros.

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