Lapith Fighting a Centaur

Pg. 189 Fig. 5-45


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Metope relief from the south side of the Parthenon depicting a battle between the Lapiths and the centaurs. This is a relitively small panel but perfectly displays the pause in motion a characteristic of High Classical art. The dramatic X shaped catches the viewer in the moemnt. Symbolizes the triumph of reason over animal passion.

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Lapith Fighting A Centaur:

         This had so much action, and extreme relief. Very detailed.