Parthenon Metope 31 South

Parthenon Metope 31 South


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Parthenon Metope 31 South

Possibly by the same sculptor as metope # 30, metope # 31 is also one of the least successful with an equally unconvincing interaction of figures (n.b. again the ineffectual right hook of the Lapith; although the intertwining of legs at center is quite promising). Also, the Lapith does not appear to touch the ground and he pirouettes like a ballet figure. In addition, the centaur ‘s face is somewhat caricatured and mask – like.

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