... workmanship. Within each of the two pediments or gables was an immense group of statues, the smallest equal to life size, the central figures colossal. Lastly, inside the Parthenon was the stupendous statue of Athene herself in gold and ivory by Pheidias.... The Sculptures of the Parthenon - Page 2by Alexander Stuart Murray - 1903 - 173 pagesFull view
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Esther Singleton - 1912 - 359 pages
...Jones, « Stkcted Passages," etc. ivory by Pheidias. It was he who directed the whole of the work. The greater the extent and variety of the sculptures...turned for inspiration. Her birth, her influence on the civilization of mankind, her special services to Attica, and the consequent gratitude of the Athenians,...