Glyptotek Drawings [13]

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Jim Dine
(b. 1935)

Glyptotek Drawings [13]

Lithographic crayon, enamel paint, and india ink on plastic sheet
14 x 14 inches
Item description: 

The wounded soldier depicted here comes from the west pediment of the Temple of Aphaia in Aegina (ca. 485–480 B.C..). The triangular frame of the pediment (the space formed by the pitch of the roof) determined the composition of the sculptural program, which represents a battle between Greeks and Trojans. The fallen warrior, lying on his side, is situated at the far right corner of the architectural element.

West Pediment, Temple of Aphaia, Aegina, Glyptothek, Munich

Credits: 

Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyprothek München
Photograph by : Renate Kühling

Photograph courtesy of The Pace Gallery.
© 2011 Jim Dine / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York