Metopes (46 Subjects)
Metopes from the north side of the Parthenon: Centauromachy.
The twenty first metope of the south side of Parthenon. Drawing by J. Carrey (1674).
The twenty second metope of the south side of Parthenon. Drawing by J. Carrey (1674).
Drawings of several architectural and decorative elements from the Temple of Hephaestus (Theseion) in Athens.
Drawings of several architectural and decorative elements of the Parthenon.
Fig. 1. Part of stele from Bodrum (anc. Halicarnassus). This stele was most probably at the site of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. Fig. 2. Metopes from the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. These Metopes, on which scenes from the Amazonomachia are depicted, are some of the very few elements of the Mausoleum preserved today, because the locals used them to cover several parts of the sewer system. Inscription from the Castle of Halicarnassus, also know as Castle of Saint Paul.
Illustration for the poem of Lord Byron "The Curse of Minerva": The Parthenon.
Reconstruction of the interior of the temple of Zeus, Olympia.
Reconstruction of the entrance to the pronaos of the temple of Zeus at ancient Olympia. The metopes show the Labours of Heracles.
Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae. Reconstruction, section and ceiling plan of architectural and decorative features of the pronaos entablature: column, triglyphs and metopes.
1-4. Fragments of the metopes of the Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae. 5. Fragments of colossal sculpture discovered at Bassae and kept today at the British Museum, London.
Reconstruction of the entrance to the pronaos at the temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae.