Collection: Athens, Acropolis Museum
Title: Standing female from the Erechtheion Frieze
Context: From Athens, Acropolis
Findspot: Found at Athens, Acropolis
Summary: Standing female figure
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Architectural
Category: Separated fragments
Placement: Frieze
Style: High Classical
Technique: High relief
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 409 BC - ca. 406 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.47 m; W. 0.17 m; Th. 0.13 m
Scale: Miniature
Region: Attica
Period: High Classical
In Whole: Erechtheion Frieze

Subject Description: Female figure, standing with her weight on her right leg, and her left leg raised slightly. She wears a himation over a high belted chiton, a pose that, according to Brouskari recalls Pheidias' Aphrodite Ourania.

Form & Style: Brouskari reports that Hill placed this figure in the first position of block 1 of the South Frieze or the first position of block 3 of the East Frieze.

Condition: Fragmentary

Condition Description: Comprised of two or more joining fragments; the figure lacks her head, neck, right torso including arm, left arm, and feet, as well as some of the billowing drapery.

Material Description: Pentelic

Associated Building: Athens, Erechtheion

Sources Used: Brouskari 1974, 154, fig. 320

Other Bibliography: Boulter 1970, 9 no. 78, pls. 3-4; Caskey et al. 1927, 262 no. 78