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East pediment of the Siphnian Treasury at Delphi

Drawing of east pediment

Drawing: J.Boardman, Greek Sculpture Archaic Period fig.

The centre-piece of the pediment shows Apollo and Herakles struggling over the tripod, with Zeus standing between them. Artemis assists Apollo. At the sides are other figures, horses, and chariots, which seem unrelated to the central theme. These are shown in smaller scale. The pediment is unusual in having the lower parts of the figures engaged with the back wall, and the upper parts carved in the round with the background deeply recessed.

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