Who owns the Parthenon sculptures?

Phidias (?), Parthenon sculptures, frieze: 438-432 BCE, pediment: c. 438-432 ECB and metopes: c. 447-32 BCE, in an ARCHES video. Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris

Also watch Smarthistory’s videos on The Parthenon and it’s sculptures

Additional resources:

Elizabeth Marlowe, “Why the Elgin Marbles Should Not be Returned to Greece … Yet,” Hyperallergic (October 25, 2021)

How the Parthenon lost its Marbles (National Geographic)

The British Museum on the Parthenon sculptures

The Acropolis Museum

William St Clair, Imperialism, Art & Restitution: The Parthenon and the Elgin Marbles

Smarthistory images for teaching and learning:

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Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "Who owns the Parthenon sculptures?," in Smarthistory, March 16, 2018, accessed February 23, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/who-owns-the-parthenon-sculptures/.