Athens Acropolis: Parthenon, W. pediment, S. end.

Department Archive
Collection BSA SPHS Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 01/3762.5820
Level Item
Description Glass negative, quarter plate size, a copy negative taken from a drawing.
Condition Black paper mask around the image.
Dimensions 10.5 x 8 cm
Place Parthenon
Athens Acropolis
Dates Latest 1904
Donor/Creator The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
Scope and Content The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Parthenon: W Pediment, S End".
Notes Latest date based on the image's inclusion in the 1904 slide catalogue. According to E.A. Gardner in his volume on Ancient Sculpture (1897), these drawings were done by the French artist, Jacques Carrey, who visited Athens in 1674, shortly before the explosion which destroyed the middle part of the Parthenon. Gardner references an article in vol. 1 of Antike Denkmäler, Tafel 6a.1. Both the image in Gardner and the Antike Denkmäler are not exact matches since this images adds some additional architectural features. Nevertheless, the image here bears stamp of the British Museum.
Reference Gardner, E.A. 1897 A handbook of Greek sculpture, Part II. Part II: 275, fig. 59.
1904 JHS 24: Catalogue of Slides. cxii.SPHS 5820. Link to article
1913 JHS 33: Catalogue of Slides. 91.SPHS 5820. Link to article