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from a fragment in Athens which gives the legs of the horses of this slab and part of the wheel of the chariot on next slab (XXV.). This slab does not seem particularly fine, so far as it now exists. No drill-holes for reins nor any sign of the yoke pin.
Slab XXV.-In the British Museum, is one of the best of the chariot groups, and is characterised by extreme refinement in the execution as well as by poetic conception. The apobates stands quietly, but ready to mount the chariot, the guide stretches forth his arm vigorously to the charioteer, the horses not yet started, the dress of the guide filling up the space between their legs. These are all highly attractive features in this slab. The pins for the reins and yoke have been in metal, but are now lost.
Slabs XXVI., XXVII.–From Carrey, now lost. Two chariot groups. The fragment given in our Pl. XVI., Fig. 5, may be the upper left-hand corner of XXVI. This fragment is assigned to XXVII. by Michaelis. Mr. Arthur Smith suggests XXIV. of this frieze.
Slab XXVIII.--As given by Michaelis consists only of a fragment of an arm of an apobates with shield, which has been fitted to left-hand side of Slab XXIV. of the north frieze.
Slab XXIX.-In the British Museum. Not very good work. Cast of fragment in Athens at lower left-hand corner of slab. No drill-holes for reins nor any sign of the yoke pin.
Slab XXX.-In the British Museum. The most splendid of all the chariot groups. We have already (p. 118) discussed the deep cutting around the apobates and the play of light and shade around him, and the charioteer and the chariot.
Note also the fiery manes of the horses and extremely fine modelling of their heads, bodies, and legs. Drill-holes on the marble show where metal reins had been attached to the pin of the chariot.
Slab XXXI.- In the British Museum. Manes unfinished, much damaged. There are drill-holes for reins and pin of yoke.
Slabs XXXII.-XXXIV.–From Carrey, now lost. Two chariots overtaking group of men, of whom four are given in Slab XXXIV.
The fragment given in our Pl. XVI., Fig. 6, may belong to one of these four men. The original fragment is in Athens ; a cast in the British Museum.
Slab XXXV.-In the British Museum. Part of the group of men (Thallophori) as in north frieze, continued from preceding slab and on next following.
Slab XXXVI.-From cast in the British Museum ; the original in Athens. Part of group of men.
Slab XXXVII.–From Carrey. Group of citharists, as in north frieze. Presumably these citharists also had been preceded by fute players, water carriers, and tray bearers, none of which have been here preserved, except a fragment of a tray bearer inserted on Slab XLI., upper left-hand corner.
Slab XLI.-In the British Museum. From this point through the next five slabs the order of Michaelis has been changed, but we have found it advisable to retain his numbers. We have already discussed the different artistic qualities of XLI. and XL. (p. 108). Attached to the upper right-hand corner of this slab is a fragment which Michaelis had assigned to XLIII.
Slab XXXIX.-In the British Museum. A youth pulling at a cow with great energy, his left foot planted on a rock, which turns up in a handy manner, as not unfrequently on the Parthenon frieze. His right knee is very sharply bent. There is a fine combination of drapery and nude form in this figure, to say nothing of the vigour of his action.
Slab XL.-In the British Museum. This slab is notable among the others for its somewhat higher relief, its far greater finish, and the display of energy in the composition without any approach to loss of dignity.
Slabs XLII. and XXXVIII.-In the British Museum. The cows and their leaders move placidly along, so much so that the marshal, 121, has time to turn round to the front and put up both hands, to steady his wreath apparently. On the right of XLII. Michaelis gives head of 125 from fragment in Athens.
Slab XLIII.—In the British Museum. Consists only of two heads of boys and part of a cow. The head and shoulders of 126, which Michaelis assigns to this slab, has been fitted to XLI., as already noted. He gives also conjecturally a foot which may belong to this slab.
Slab XLIV. In the British Museum. The last of the cows and the end of the south frieze. The group of nine cows in this part of the procession is solemn and impressive, notwithstanding its fragmentary state. The last figure of all is a marshal, as is also the first figure round the angle.
Boards of supervision, 9
pupil of Pheidias, 8
frieze, 90, 92, 103, 162 ; birth, 39,
frieze, 92, 160
phone, 134; at Pellenė, 131 ; at
105; birth of, 30, 33
132 ; gold medallions, 133 ; aegis,
33; chariot of, 17
Callicrates, architect, 7
ters of, 21, 38, 39, 42
Deities, invisible, 19, 30, 32; on frieze,
89 fol., 160