This block depicts the procession of four hydria-bearers. Three of these carry vessels on their shoulders that contain water for sprinkling the altar and the animals. The fourth has temporarily set down his hydria (water-jar) on the ground and prepares to lift it again. Acropolis Museum, Athens. The Parthenon sculptures are a collection of Classical Greek sculptures from the friezes of the metopes from the temple of Athena. Mostly sculptures were made by Phedias and his pupils. Over fifty percent of the marbles are in the Acropolis Museum in Athens. A few sculptures can still be seen on Parthenon. The rest marbles are removed into the British Museum, in Louvre and in Copenhagen as a result of looting by Elgin.
July 2nd, 2012
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