ANCIENT ART
SCULPTURE | MAGNA GRAECIA | Reliefs | Temple of Hera, mouth of river Sele
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1. SCULPTURE. Magna Graecia.
Cornice with a gutter (sima) and channelout in the form of a lionís head.
Sandstone. 510 BCE.
Paestum, National Archaeological Museum.
2. SCULPTURE. Magna Graecia.
Helen and Andromache with the infant Astyanax mourning the death of Hector.
Sandstone. Metope from the temple of Hera at the mouth of the river Sele.
Mid-6th century BCE.
Paestum, National Archaeological Museum.
3. SCULPTURE. Magna Graecia.
Heracles and the Cercopes.
Sandstone. Metope from the temple of Hera at the mouth of the river Sele.
Mid-6th century BCE.
Paestum, National Archaeological Museum.
4. SCULPTURE. Magna Graecia.
Heracles bringing the Erymanthian Boar to King Eurystheus.
Sandstone. Metope from the temple of Hera at the mouth of the river Sele.
Mid-6th century BCE.
Paestum, National Archaeological Museum.
5. SCULPTURE. Magna Graecia.
Heracles kills Alcyoneus.
Sandstone. Metope from the temple of Hera at the mouth of the river Sele.
Mid-6th century BCE.
Paestum, National Archaeological Museum.
6. SCULPTURE. Magna Graecia.
Laodamia keeps Clytemnestra hastening to the aid to Aegisthus and ready to kill the son Orestes.
Sandstone. Metope from the temple of Hera at the mouth of the river Sele.
Mid-6th century BCE.
Paestum, National Archaeological Museum.
7. SCULPTURE. Magna Graecia.
Orestes kills Aegisthus.
Sandstone. Metope from the temple of Hera at the mouth of the river Sele.
Mid-6th century BCE.
Paestum, National Archaeological Museum.
8. SCULPTURE. Magna Graecia.
Punishment of Sisyphus.
Sandstone. Metope from the temple of Hera at the mouth of the river Sele.
Mid-6th century BCE.
Paestum, National Archaeological Museum.
9. SCULPTURE. Magna Graecia.
So-called Nereids.
Limestone. Metope from the temple of Hera in Paestum.
Late 6th century BCE.
Paestum, National Archaeological Museum.
10. SCULPTURE. Magna Graecia.
So-called Nereids.
Sandstone. Metope from the temple of Hera at the mouth of the river Sele.
Mid-6th century BCE.
Paestum, National Archaeological Museum.
11. SCULPTURE. Magna Graecia.
So-called Nereids.
Sandstone. Metope from the temple of Hera at the mouth of the river Sele.
Mid-6th century BCE.
Paestum, National Archaeological Museum.
12. SCULPTURE. Magna Graecia.
Struggle between Apollo and Heracles for the Delphian tripod.
Sandstone. Metope from the temple of Hera at the mouth of the river Sele.
Mid-6th century BCE.
Paestum, National Archaeological Museum.
13. SCULPTURE. Magna Graecia.
The attacking warrior.
Sandstone. Metope from the temple of Hera at the mouth of the river Sele.
Mid-6th century BCE.
Paestum, National Archaeological Museum.
14. SCULPTURE. Magna Graecia.
The suicide of Ajax.
Sandstone. Metope from the temple of Hera at the mouth of the river Sele.
Mid-6th century BCE.
Paestum, National Archaeological Museum.
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