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London. Athens. Carrey.
Athens. Athens, Fig. 25.- The North Frieze of the Parthenon (Slabs VII.-XIV.) restored,
Athens and Carrey.
London and Athens.
Stuart and London.
of four-horse chariots, each with a charioteer and a heavily-armed soldier known as the apobates), who performed a variety of exercises, such as mounting and dismounting the chariot and running beside it. There is also a marshal to each chariot group.
72–133. From this point to the north-west angle of the frieze we have a continuous procession of Athenian cavalry. The horsemen advance in a loose throng, in which no division into ranks or troops, nor indeed any settled order, can be made out. They ride, with five, six or seven, nearly abreast. The general effect of a prancing troop of spirited horses, held well in check by riders with a sure hand and easy seat, is admirably rendered. The effect is particularly fine in slabs xxx.-xlii., where it has not been marred by mutilation (see Plate VI.). The reins and bridles were in nearly every instance of bronze, indicated by rivet holes behind the horse's ear, at his mouth, and in the rider's hands.
130-134. On the last slab of the north side the procession is still in a state of preparation, and the transition to the west side is thus assisted. At the right of the slab is a rider (no. 133) standing by his horse, and in the act of drawing down his tunic under his girdle in front, while a youthful attendant (no. 134) assists him by pulling it down behind, or perhaps by tying the lower girdle over which the folds were drawn. The attendant carries on his shoulder a folded cloak, probably that of his master.
It should be noted that in every case the figure at the end of a side is stationary, and an effect of architectural stability is thereby secured.
Athens and Restored.