Plaster Cast of South Parthenon Frieze Panel - Five Men and Two Cows


Thumbnail of Plaster Cast of South Parthenon Frieze Panel - Five Men and Two Cows (1911.03.0009)

Detailed Images

Basic Information

Artifact Identification Plaster Cast of South Parthenon Frieze Panel - Five Men and Two Cows   (1911.03.0009)
  1. Built Environment Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Building Components
  4. :
  5. Surface Elements
Artist/Maker Unknown Greek artists in possible consultation with Pheidias.
Geographic Location
Period/Date Classical Period, 447–432 BCE
Culture Greek, Athenian
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 141.6 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 106.7 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 6.0 cm
Weight see remarks g
Measuring Remarks Total Estimated Panel Weight (44 panels): 6000 lbs. Total Linear Dimension of 44 panels: approximately 5000 cm (186 lin. ft.) Average Panel Dimensions: 107 x 115 x 6 cm. Average Panel Weight: 139 lbs (estimated using average panel width). Total number of panels: 44 Dimensions: panels vary only in width; they all have the same height (approximately 107 cm) and the same depth (approximately 6 cm). The average width is 115 cm (approximately 4 ft.)
Materials Plaster
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information White (10 YR 9/1) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Robertson, Martin. A History of Greek Art. 1975.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Classical Museum Purchase
Reproduction yes
Reproduction Information Original of white pentilic marble now in British Museum.

Share What You Know!

The Spurlock Museum actively seeks opportunities to improve what we know and record about our collections. If you have knowledge about this object, please get in touch with our Registration staff by using the form below. Please note that we cannot give appraisals, provide any information related to value, or authenticate artifacts.

Please enter your first name.
Please enter your last name.
Please enter a valid email address.
Please enter comments you would like to share about the artifact.

All fields are required.