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IMAGE number
AMO104784
Title
Metrological relief giving a standard length of a fathom (youth's outstretched arms) and a foot, 460-450 BC (marble)
Artist
Greek, (5th century BC) / Greek
Description
Turkey 'Metrological Relief' pediment; shows certain standard measurements that applied in the eastern part of the Greek world; among the measurements are: a fathom of 2.08 m (assuming the relief to have been symmetrical), an ell (52 cm); a foot (29.7 cm) length: 63 cm
Location
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, UK
Medium
marbre
Date
460 BC-450 BC (C5th BC)
Dimensions
63x172.5x18 cms
Credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
  • amq
  • arm span
  • arms outstretched
  • breadth
  • carved
  • carving
  • classical
  • ell
  • fathom
  • figure
  • finger
  • foot
  • handspan
  • male
  • measure
  • measurement
  • measurements
  • metrological
  • pediment
  • perhaps from paros
  • relief
  • sculpture
  • size
  • width

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