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British Museum, Cast of slab of riders from North frieze of Parthenon (figures 116-117, Slab XLII =Michaelis XXXVII)

Cast of slab of riders from North frieze of Parthenon (figures 116-117, Slab XLII =Michaelis XXXVII)

From: British Museum

RA Collection: Art

The cast is of a slab from the north frieze of the Parthenon and shows riders (figures 116-118). The original slab, (42 Jenkins, 37 Michaelis), is now in the British Museum. It was purchased from Lord Elgin in 1816. The top left corner of the panel has since been located in Athens.

The Royal Academy acquired twenty major casts of the Parthenon frieze between 1817 and 1869. The majority are of slabs of the north frieze and were displayed in the Schools until 2005 in two groups (slabs 36-39) and (slabs 40-47), which were framed by casts of the west and east frieze.

Object details

Title
Cast of slab of riders from North frieze of Parthenon (figures 116-117, Slab XLII =Michaelis XXXVII)
From
From
Elgin Collection, British Museum, London
Object type
Cast Sculpture
Medium
Plaster cast, 19th century
Dimensions

1020 mm x 1230 mm x 70 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
05/2923
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