The Parthenon Frieze


Members' price *

  • The artistic genius of Athens in the 5th century BC reached its peak in the sculpted marble reliefs of the Parthenon Frieze.

    The original composition of the Frieze and its precise meaning have long been the subject of lively debate. Designed by Phidias and carved by a team of anonymous masons, the Frieze adorned the temple of Athena on the Acropolis and represents a festival procession in honour of the Olympian gods.

    Through photographs and drawings, this authoritative book reconstructs the Frieze in its entirety according to the most up-to-date research, with a detailed scene-by-scene commentary. The superb quality of the carving is revealed in a series of close-up photographs.

    In his introductory text, Ian Jenkins places the Frieze in its architectural, historical and artistic setting. He discusses the various interpretations suggested by previous scholars, and finally puts forward a new view of his own.

  • Product code: cmc22373
    Price category: 10 to 25
    World culture: Ancient Greece
    Title: The Parthenon Frieze
    Author: Ian Jenkins
    ISBN: 9780714122373
    Number of pages: 120
    Size: 216x270mm
    llustrations: 4 colour and 92 b/w
    Weight: 0.552kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    Every purchase supports the Museum
  • Free UK delivery on all BMP books (up to a maximum of 5kg).

    Delivery charges for the rest of the world: are calculated depending on the weight (kg) and destination of the order.

    Estimated Delivery times:
    UK and Europe: 5 - 10 working days.
    Rest of the world: 10 to 28 working days.

    For more information, please see our full Delivery policy here

    If for any reason you are not entirely happy with books and other products purchased from the shop, we will refund the value of the goods supplied. Please contact Customer Services directly on 0800 218 2222 (or from abroad on +44 (0)20 7079 0970) for individual advice.

    Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges on pierced earrings for hygiene reasons, unless they are faulty.

    For more information, please see our full Returns policy here

You may also like

  • Greek Architecture and its Sculpture Greek Architecture and its Sculpture
  • Add Greek Architecture and its Sculpture for only 25.00
  • Add
  • The perfect illustrated introduction to classical Greek architectural sculpture.
  • The Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum The Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum
  • Add The Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum for only 25.00
  • Add
  • A photographic tour of the most famous sculptures from Ancient Greece.
  • Replica Parthenon Frieze fragment Replica Parthenon Frieze fragment
  • Add Replica Parthenon Frieze fragment for only 225.00
  • Add
  • Stunning replica fragment from the North Frieze of the Parthenon.

We offer gift-wrapping on all our items. Scarves and jewellery are placed in pillow packs or universal jewellery boxes. You can add your own personal message whenever you send anything as a gift.

Can we help?

Delivery Information

The British Museum online shop is able to offer a worldwide delivery service, and free UK delivery on BMP books.
View our delivery information page

Customer Services

Having trouble with your order? You can email us or call:
Helpline: 0800 218 2222 or +44 (0)20 7079 0970
Ticket booking: +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Membership: +44 (0)20 7323 8195

Follow us

Become a fan of the British Museum Shop on Facebook and Twitter to share all the latest offers and exclusive access to new gifts.

Every purchase supports the Museum

Feedback Form