Athens Acropolis: Parthenon

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Title

Athens Acropolis: Parthenon
The temple of Maiden Athena, Acropolis of Athens

Agent

Phidias (Greek sculptor, ca. 490-430 BCE)
Iktinos (Athenian architect, active 5th century BCE)
Kallikrates (Greek architect, active 5th century BCE)

Location

Athens, Periféreia Protevoúsis, Greece

Date

ca. 480-393 BCE (creation)
5th century BCE

Style Period

Classical
Greek (ancient)

Cultural Context

Greek (ancient)

Worktype

buildings
religious buildings
temples
complexes
sites (locations)
archaeological sites
excavations (sites)

Material

Limestone foundation
white marble

Technique

carving (processes)
construction

Subject

Architecture and City Planning

Description

View of the 8 column wide west front with surviving metopes and gable-sculpture
According to inscriptions as well as the writings of Plutarch, Kallikrates designed the Temple of Athena Nike on the Athenian Acropolis. There is also suggestion that he was the designer of the Ionic elements of the Parthenon.

Relation

Part of Athens Acropolis [site]

Rights

© Javier Gomez

ID

GOMEZAT3548

Source

Javier Gomez

State Edition

35 mm slides

Citation

Phidias, Iktinos, and Kallikrates, Athens Acropolis: Parthenon, ca. 480-393 BCE (creation), Athens, Periféreia Protevoúsis, Greece, TTU Arch Design Images. Image Source: Javier Gomez. https://archimage.lib.ttu.edu/items/show/17666.

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