Angell, Samuel
Sculptured metopes discovered amongst the ruins of the ancient city of Selinus in Sicily by William Harris and Samuel Angell in the year 1823 — London, 1826

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After the preceding general account of the architecture of the
temples, it is here proposed to describe the sculpture which more
immediately forms the subject of these pages. In the perform-
ance of this task the authors have to entreat the indulgence of
their readers, as they are well aware that the subject requires
much more antiquarian research and knowledge than they can
lay claim to.

The Metopes first discovered were those belonging to the
central temple on the eastern hill (marked E, Plate I.); they
were found on the steps of the eastern or principal front of the
temple, with the sculptured face downwards. Large blocks of
the architrave and other members of the front had fallen upon
and so much destroyed them, that of the ten Metopes of this
front, two only were found sufficiently perfect to deserve parti-
cular notice. Several fragments of the remaining eight metopes
were discovered, but so much mined that it was found to be
impossible to unite them, or to form any idea of their subjects.
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