Parian marble


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Parian marble:

see PárosPáros
, island (1991 pop. 9,591), c.81 sq mi (210 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea; one of the Cyclades. The main town is Páros. The land slopes to the coast from Mt. Hagios Ilias (c.2,500 ft/760 m high).
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The Siphnians did not connect the prophecy's white town hall with the Parian marble with which theirs was decorated.
Grave stele of a little girl, 450-440 BC, Greek, Parian marble, H.
A slightly under-life-size portrait head of Ptolemy III in Parian marble (Fig.
The acrolithic technique of Ptolemy's portrait was employed in a nearly contemporary colossal bearded head of Herakles, about half a meter high and also in Parian marble, now in the Sparta Museum (Fig.
Two examples, also in Parian marble, may be associated with Ptolemaic ruler portraits and dated to the reign of Ptolemy III: a posthumous head of Ptolemy I Soter, now in Copenhagen, (62) and a head, probably of Berenike II, from the Athenian Agora.
In the centre (of the temple) stands the goddess, formed of Parian marble - a half-suppressed smile is on her mouth.
By contrast, the Parian Marble places the takeover in the archon year of Apollodorus, therefore, after midsummer 319 and in the same entry as that recording Antipater's death.
Firstly, the inevitable historiographical conclusion: the chronology of the Parian Marble is again faulty, and in this case, nothing can resuscitate it.
Formerly in the celebrated collection of the dealer Felix Bienamine Feuardent (1819-1907), this exceptionally fine Parian marble Archaic Greek fragment was purchased by the Louvre for 2.