Reconstruction of the East pediment, of the temple of
Zeus at Olympia which
was begun about 572 BC by the Elean Libo and completed about 450 BC.
It depicted the myth of the
between Pelops and Oenomaos,
with Zeus standing between
the two teams. It was designed by Paeonios.
Reconstruction of the West pediment, of the temple of
Zeus at Olympia.
It depicted the fight between Centaurs, who were guests at the
wedding of the Lapith
hero Peirithoos, and the Lapithae. The Centaurs, after
getting drunk, they tried to
abduct the bride Deidameia and the other Lapithae women. In the
middle standing is
Apollo, with Peirithoos and Theseus on each side, fighting the Centaurs.
It was designed by Alkamenes of Athens.
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