The Parthenon

by Italeri
$37.78 USD $47.22 USD

Description

This is a model kit of a building or other structure.

From the manufacturer:

In ancient times, Athens was built around the hill of the Acropolis, on a plain bordered by two small rivers, the Eridanus in the north and the Ilisos in the south. Today the area is only dominated by the Parthenon.

The great temple, which Pericles entrusted to the care of the architects Ictinus and Callicrates and to the artistic supervision of Phidias, was built between 447 and 432 B.C. to replace the previous archaic building, called Hekatompwedon, which literally means “one hundred feet long.”

Built in pentelic marble in Doric style, the Parthenon was internally divided into two main rooms: the cell, with the statue of Athena Partenos (“the Virgin”), made by Phidias in gold and ivory and over 12 meters high; on the back, the real Parthenon, a colonnaded hall reserved for the young virgins engaged in the worship of the goddess. The decoration of the friezes, which was assigned to Phidias, the greatest sculptor of the time, contributed to make the temple even more beautiful, making it a formidable vehicle of complex ideological messages.

This model kit of the legendary Parthenon depicts it as it was in 348 B.C, and is easily assembled with an interlocking technique; the reference leaflet includes historical features, instructions and color indications. Includes parts for the statue of Athena, decorations, marble floor and columns. Will be about 29cm long, 15cm wide and 11cm tall when completed.

Details

Code: ITAIT68001
Release Date: Jan 2018
Item Size/Weight: 31.3cm x 21.8cm x 6.2cm / 720g
Manufacturer: Italeri

Assembly Guide