Parthenon Handmade Alabaster Statue (20cm/7.87'' Tall)

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Parthenon, an ancient temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece.

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The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the maiden goddess Athena,whom the people of Athens considered their patron deity. Its construction began in 447BC when the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power. It was completed in 438 BC, although decoration of the building continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered the culmination of the development of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece,Athenian democracy, western civilization and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments.Measured at the stylobate, the dimensions of the base of the Parthenon are 69.5 metres by 30.9 metres (228.0 x 101.4 ft). The cella was 29.8 metres long by 19.2 metres wide (97.8 x 63.0 ft), with internal colonnades in two tiers, structurally necessary to support the roof. On the exterior, the Doric columns measure 1.9 metres (6.2 ft) in diameter and are 10.4 metres (34.1 ft) high. The corner columns are slightly larger in diameter. The Parthenon had 46 outer pillars and 23 inner pillars in total. The stylobate has an upward curvature towards its centre of 60 millimetres (2.36 in) on the east and west ends, and of 110 millimetres (4.33 in) on the sides. The roof was covered with large overlapping marble tiles known as imbrices and tegulae.The Parthenon, an octostyle, peripteral Doric temple with Ionic architectural features, housed the chryselephantine statue of Athena Parthenos sculpted by Phidias and dedicated in 439 or 438 BC. The decorative stonework was originally highly colored.

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Parthenon Handmade Alabaster Statue (20cm/7.87'' Tall)

Parthenon Handmade Alabaster Statue (20cm/7.87'' Tall)

Parthenon, an ancient temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece.

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