c. 480-430 B.C.E


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

Plaque of the Ergastines



Iktinos and Kallikrates (sculptural program directed by Phidias), Parthenon, Athens, 447 - 432 B.C.E.
Athena's great temple has inspired for 2,500 years, and only became a ruin fairly recently.

The Parthenon, Athens


Grave stele of Hegeso, c. 410 B.C.E., marble and paint, from the Dipylon Cemetary, Athens, 5' 2" (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
See the mastery of form developed in the Classical period translated to private art on this solemn gravestone.

Grave stele of Hegeso