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British Museum, Cast of slab of riders from North frieze of Parthenon (figures 118-121, Slab XLIII =Michaelis XXXVIII)

Cast of slab of riders from North frieze of Parthenon (figures 118-121, Slab XLIII =Michaelis XXXVIII)

From: British Museum

RA Collection: Art

The cast is of a slab from the north frieze of the Parthenon. It shows portions of four riders (figures 118-121), one of whom is a rank leader. The original slab, (43 Jenkins, 38 Michaelis), is now in the British Museum. It was purchased from Lord Elgin in 1816. Interestingly the cast shows the upper right corner of the panel which is no longer preserved in the original.

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 118-121, Slab XLIII =Michaelis XXXVIII)
From
From
Elgin Collection, British Museum, London
Object type
Cast Sculpture
Medium
Plaster cast, 19th century
Dimensions

1030 mm x 1230 mm x 70 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
05/2924
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