Fragment from the frieze from the Erechtheion'scella that preserves part of a naked male figure, possibly a child. The figure holds a long object on which attached is a cloth that created dense folds. It has been suggested that the cloth is the Panathenaic peplos which was carried as a ship sail during the Panathenaia procession from the battle of Salamis onwards (480 BC).
The Erechtheion's frieze ran along the upper part of the walls of the cella, as well as the north porch. It was adorned with figures of gods, heroes and mortals with the figures depicted on the porch frieze rendered slightly larger in size than the rest. They all were worked on all sides except the back side, carved in white marble from the island of Paros and fastened with metal brackets onto background slabs of gray stone from Eleusis. The surviving frieze fragments are just a few, therefore, our understanding of the frieze's original theme, which possibly relates to the myths and cults associated with the Erechtheion and more specifically Erichthonios, is not possible. The inscription Ακρ. 6667 δ preserves the names of some of the artists who sculpted the figures as well as their wages.
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