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Female Figure on Horseback from Epidauros

From the west pediment of the Temple of Asklepios at Epidauros, a destroyed Doric temple now a UNESCO world heritage site. It once housed a gold and ivory cult statue of Asklepios, the Greek god of healing. None of the building above the foundations remains apart from these sculpture fragments.

This figure is probably an akroterion, or roof ornament, from the west end of the temple. The sculptor may be Timotheos, or Theodotos who was also the architect. Both are named in some detailed inscriptions found nearby, which give precise information about how much the artists were paid for their work

Location of Original: 

Athens National Museum 156


Lippold: Griechische Plastik, 220 (n.7)
Richter: Sculpture & Sculptors of the Greeks (1950), fig.710
Picard: Archéologie Grècque; Sculpture III (1948), 335-
Lawrence: Classical Sculpture (1928), 240
Papaspiridi: Guide du Musée Nationale d’Athènes (1927), 61-
Lechat, H: Epidaure (1895), 73-
Tomlinson: Epidauros, 59

380-370 BCE
Timotheos or Theodotos (?)

Excavated on the site 1882-4

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