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Harpy Monument

A remarkable work of Lycian art discovered in 1838 on the acropolis of Xanthus in Lycia by Sir C. Fellowes, and now deposited in the British Museum. It dates from about B.C. 500, and is a rectangular tower made of a single block of limestone with a flat roof directly

Harpy. (From the Harpy Monument.)

under which is a frieze of white marble, twentyone feet from the ground, representing (probably) the Harpies carrying off the daughters of Pandareus (Homer Od. xx. 78 foll.). For a fuller description and criticism, see Conze in the Archäolog. Zeitung for 1869, p. 80, and Perry, Greek and Roman Sculpture (1882), pp. 111-117.

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