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Youths Leading Heifers to Sacrifice, North Frieze, Block 2, Acropolis


Artist: Unknown Greek Artist Primary
Date: 442-438 BCE
5th century BCE
Dimensions: 41 x 56 x 2 in. (104.14 x 142.24 x 5.08 cm)
Object Type: Plaster Cast
Creation Place: Europe, Greece
Medium and Support: Plaster cast from Pentelic marble original
Credit Line: Gift of the First Ephorate of Prehistoric & Classical Antiquities, Acropolis Museum, Athens, 2010
Accession Number: 2010.02.01
On View: Bellarmine Hall Cast Corridor


The original block was found at the eastern edge of the north side of the Parthenon, directly below the position it occupied on the temple. The scene is part of the Panathenaic procession showing animals being led to sacrifice in honor of Athena.



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