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The Parthenon - East Pediment

East Pediment: Dionysos or Theseus        

This is a plaster copy of a youthful male figure from the south corner of the east pediment of the Parthenon. The male figure reclines on an animal skin; its paw lies just below a piece of drapery below the male's left hand -- it would not have been visible from the ground. If the paw is a lion's, the male is Theseus. If it is a panther's, it is Dionysos. The right hand is missing, but the shoulder is positioned in such a way that he could be holding a kylix (drinking cup) in hand.

 

 

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3D Model of Duck-Cup. The Wilcox Museum’s website is now offering three-dimensional digital models of several objects in the collection. See our new 3D Imaging page under "The Collection" tab!  

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