West Frieze of the Parthenon

Drawing of West Frieze

John Boardman, Greek Sculpture Classical Period, fig.92 (Marion Cox)

This shows part of a cavalcade which continues round the corners of the building, moving towards the inspection of the sacred peplos shown on the east frieze. Some riders are already on horseback, others prepare themselves and their horses for the procession. The composition conveys the movement and excitement of the occasion, with skillfully varied details of dress and pose.

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