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Horse Head from the Parthenon
This ancient Greek low-relief marble sculpture of a horse head is from the Parthenon's east pediment (a triangular area of high-relief sculpture located near the top of the building). The horse is the head of one of the horses pulling Selene's chariot; they have just finished pulling the chariot of the Selene (the Goddess of the moon) across the sky, and the horses are tired (note the horse's flared nostril and drooping jaw).
The Parthenon is an ancient temple of Athena (the Greek Goddess of Wisdom), located on the Acropolis, a plateau above Athens, Greece. The sculptural decorations of the Parthenon were designed by the Greek sculptor Phidias. This Doric temple dates from about 465 B.C. or 447 and 432.
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