Model of the Acropolis - University of California, Irvine

Model of the Acropolis - University of California, Irvine

Model of the Acropolis Parthenon, Acropolis, Kallikrates and Iktinos (architects), 447 - 432 BCE, Classical Period, marble

The Great Panathenaia were celebrated every four years at the month of Hecatombaion (end of July and beginning of August) and lasted more than eight days

(the small Panathenaia were celebrated every year). The procession was formed at the Dipylon gate and following the Panathenaic way, which was crossing the Agora, ended in Acropolis.

It was followed by the delivery of Peplos by a maiden to the archon king. Sacrifice of a hundred oxen (Hecatombaion) and feast followed.

Marshals and Young Women, detail of the Procession, from the Ionic frieze on the east side of the Parthenon, 447 - 432 - BCE, Classical Period, marble

Parthenon FRIEZE

Ran around the Parthenon inside the peristyle.

A masterpiece of the sculptor Phidias, Depicted - on a surface with a total length of 160 meters - the most important religious ceremony to take place in Athens: the Panathenaic Procession.

The Great Panathenaea was a festival held every four years in honor of Athena Polias The festival culminated with the symbolic endowment of the wooden cult statue of Athena

Polias in the Erechtheum with a new robe. From the left, Poseidon, Apollo and Artemis watch the presentation of the 'peplos' (=robe) to the statue of Athena.

A youth leading a cow to sacrifice from the Parthenon's north frieze.

Cavalry from the Parthenon Frieze, West II, 2-3, British Museum. Weavers section of the frieze, East

Louvre A portion of the Parthenon frieze. Chariot and apobates (slaves riding the chariot horses) are depicted as part of the Panathenaic Procession.

Young pitcher bearers (hydriaphoroi) from the Parthenon frieze

Procession of guards from the Apadana, Persepolis, 1st half 5th C., inspiration for the Parthenon Frieze?

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