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Detail of the Parthenon
Detail of the Parthenon
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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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Archaic metope of Apollo and Artemis, 6th century
Archaic metope of Apollo and Artemis, 6th century
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Archaic metope showing Actaeon and Artemis, 5th century BC
Archaic metope showing Actaeon and Artemis, 5th century BC
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Greek metope of Herakles and the Kerkopes, 6th century BC
Greek metope of Herakles and the Kerkopes, 6th century BC
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Metope of Perseus killing Medusa, 6th century BC
Metope of Perseus killing Medusa, 6th century BC
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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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