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Lapith Gallery

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Choose from 8 pictures in our Lapith collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


An Allegory of Misrule, 1720-61. Creator: Johann Georg Platzer
An Allegory of Misrule, 1720-61. Creator: Johann Georg Platzer
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Relief, with the depiction of Jason stealing the Golden Fleece from the Dragon
Relief, with the depiction of Jason stealing the Golden Fleece from the Dragon
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Detail of the Parthenon metope - fighting centaur
Detail of the Parthenon metope - fighting centaur
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Slab from the Parthenon frieze depicting Centaur and Lapith
Slab from the Parthenon frieze depicting Centaur and Lapith
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Centaur and Lapith (south metope XXXI) from the Parthenon, Greek, c438-432 BC. Artist
Centaur and Lapith (south metope XXXI) from the Parthenon, Greek, c438-432 BC. Artist
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A fight between a human Lapith and a Centaur, metope from the Parthenon, c440 BC
A fight between a human Lapith and a Centaur, metope from the Parthenon, c440 BC
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Metope of a Centaur and Lapith from the Parthenon
Metope of a Centaur and Lapith from the Parthenon
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Relief of a centaur and Lapith fighting, The Bassai Sculptures, Temple of Apollo, Bassae
Relief of a centaur and Lapith fighting, The Bassai Sculptures, Temple of Apollo, Bassae
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A fight between a human Lapith and a Centaur, metope from the Parthenon, c440 BC Featured Print

A fight between a human Lapith and a Centaur, metope from the Parthenon, c440 BC

A fight between a human Lapith and a Centaur, metope from the Parthenon, c440 BC. The sculpted decoration of the Parthenon included ninety-two metopes, rectangular slabs which alternate with triglyphs above the architrave, showing scenes of mythical battle. Those on the south flank of the temple included a series featuring human Lapiths in mortal combat with Centaurs. The Centaurs were part man and part horse, thus having a civil and a savage side to their nature. The Lapiths, a neighbouring Greek tribe, made the mistake of giving the Centaurs wine at the marriage feast of their king, Peirithoos. The Centaurs attempted to rape the women, with their leader Eurytion trying to carry off the bride. A general battle ensued, with the Lapiths finally victorious. Located in the British Museum

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