|Title:||Aegina, E. Ped. 2, fig. E 10: Left Archer|
|Context:||From Aegina, Sanctuary of Aphaia|
|Findspot:||Excavated at Aegina, Sanctuary of Aphaia|
|Summary:||Kneeling archer facing right|
|Date:||ca. 490 BC - ca. 480 BC|
H (of head): 0.25 m
|In Group:||Aegina East Pediment 2|
Figure E 10 is an archer facing right. It is he who has felled the dying warrior E 6 in the opposite corner. His state of preservation is extremely fragmentary. In the Munich pedimental reconstruction he is represented only by his bent left leg. However, a fragment of the other leg, a chest fragment including the stump of the neck and arm and, according to Ohly, a head are also attributed to this figure. They suggest a pose somewhat different from that of Herakles, the archer on the opposite side of the pediment. Rather than balancing on the right foot, this archer leans forward with his weight on the left leg, left foot solidly on the ground. The right leg is also bent and positioned slightly back. His torso is curved rather than straight. Both arms extend forward as he begins to draw ow. The chest fragment shows that this warrior wore a chiton; the head, that he was a mature man.
Form & Style:
The head, the large fragment of which is in Athens, was found in the Propylon and attributed by Furtwängler to the early pedimental groups on the basis of style. Ohly disagrees. The beard is uncharacteristically indicated only by outline and mass, with no treatment of the surface detail which must have been added in paint.
Only the left leg is included in the Munich pedimental reconstruction. Also extant: frag. lower right leg (Aegina), frag. chest with chiton, right side of head (Munich) joining principal head frag. (Athens)
Associated Building: Aegina, Temple of Aphaia