Plaque of the Ergastines

Bits of the Parthenon have been spirited all over the world—in Paris, a fragment shows religious life in Athens.


Phidias (?), Plaque of the Ergastines, 445 – 438 B.C.E., Pentelic marble (Attica), 0.96 x 2.07 m, fragment from the frieze on the east side of the Parthenon (Musée du Louvre, Paris)

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This object at the Louvre Museum

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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Plaque of the Ergastines," in Smarthistory, December 15, 2015, accessed September 30, 2023,