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Amazonomachy Frieze

From the Mausoleum at Halikarnassos
Artist: Unknown Greek Artist Primary
Date: 360 BCE - 350 BCE
4th century BCE
Dimensions: 35.5 x 49 x 4 in. (90.17 x 124.46 x 10.16 cm)
Object Type: Relief Sculpture
Creation Place: Europe, Greece
Medium and Support: Plaster Cast
Credit Line: Lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Accession Number: L1991.19
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From the Mausoleum of Halikarnassos. The marble original is in the British Museum


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