The Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum


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Ian Jenkins


The Parthenon sculptures in the British Museum are unrivalled examples of classical Greek art that have inspired sculptors, artists, poets and writers since their creation in the fifth century BC. This book serves as a superb visual introduction to these magnificent sculptures. The book showcases a series of specially taken photographs of the different sculptural elements: the pediments, metopes and Ionic frieze. It captures the vitality of the sculptures in a group, an individual sculpture or an exquisite eye-catching detail, such as the mane of a horse, a human foot, the swish of drapery or a youthful head bowed in thought.

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Weight 1085 g
Dimensions 26.2 x 26.7 cm
Publisher name The British Museum Press
Publication date 2 November 2007
Number of pages 144
Format Hardback
Dimensions 26.2 x 26.7 cm
Weight 1085 g


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Ian Jenkins was senior curator at the British Museum, where he iwas responsible for the ancient Greek collections.