FRIEZE DEPICTING A PROCESSION OF HORSEMEN

Frieze made of poros stone, from the Temple A of Prinias. It is constituted of a series of relief plaques depicting a procession of horsemen, who are shown parading with their shields and spears. The depiction of a parade of horsemen at the frieze of the central temple of Prinias interposes the high status of their social class within the secular and religious life of the town. The stereotypical rendering of the theme echoes the austere Doric spirit of the Cretan towns of the period.  

Prinias (possibly ancient Rizenia), Archaic period, 7nd cent. BC.

 

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