|Title:||Aegina, E. Ped. 2, fig. E 4: Right Helper|
|Context:||From Aegina, Sanctuary of Aphaia|
|Findspot:||Excavated at Aegina, Sanctuary of Aphaia|
|Summary:||Helper stretching forward to catch companion|
|Date:||ca. 490 BC - ca. 480 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. 0.95 m|
|In Group:||Aegina East Pediment 2|
This figure appears to be an aide of Opponent E 3. He rushes forward, either to catch his companion before he falls or to bring him the helmet which he carries in his left hand. Most of the helmet is missing, but its cheekpiece remains visible in his palm. The Helper is nude and unarmed. His stance looks like that of a runner. His hair is neatly coifed, with regular wavy strands ending in three tiers of snail curls around the face and a single braid wound around the back.
Form & Style:
Certain elements of this figure, particularly the surface detailing of the hair and torso, appear conservative or old-fashioned in comparison with other figures of the East Pediment. On the other hand, the stretching pose is stylistically advanced. Ohly assigns the Right Helper and Herakles to the same hand.
Condition: Nearly complete
Condition Description: Exceptionally well-preserved, lacking only the left arm and those parts of the feet attached to the plinth. Fragments of both feet are in Aegina, all else in Munich.
Associated Building: Aegina, Temple of Aphaia