|Athens, Agora Museum
|Two-figure group of young woman carrying companion
|From Athens, Agora
|Excavated at Athens, Agora
|Young woman carrying companion on her back, as in a rescue
|Pediment, possibly East
|ca. 420 BC
|Restored H. (of group) 1.32 m
Subject Description: Striding female has linked her arms behind her in order to carry her companion on her back. The girl who is carried grasps her helper's shoulder. The pose resembles that of the ephedrismos, though that is a game played by boys. In this case the girls may be fleeing. Originally identified as an acroterial group by Thompson, Delivorrias judged it to be pedimental. Thompson later concurred (
Form & Style: The marble and the style of carving are very close to the friezes of the Hephaisteion. Both figures are clothed in thin drapery, though care is taken to distinguish the different garments. The head originally associated with the group, which was found in a different location, probably does not belong.
Condition: Single fragment
Condition Description: A head originally associated probably does not belong. Extremely weathered.
Material Description: Parian Marble
Associated Building: Athens, Temple of Hephaistos