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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ment is part, of the shoulder, with the peplum thrown over it;
its situation, as shewn on the Plate, cannot be doubted, whilst
it is evident that the other is correctly placed. The dotted lines
above shew the fascia or capital of the metope, ascertained from
the remaining fragments.

Represents a portion of the third metope of the eastern
front, reckoning from the south-east angle of the temple. It
consists of the body and head of a dying warrior, and a part of
a female figure. The body of the warrior is covered with a
cuirass, which was probably intended to represent metal, made
to the form and shape of the body : at the bottom of this cuirass
is a rim with some description of girdle under it, and formed
possibly to protect the loins from the weight and friction of the
cuirass, and beneath this is the tunic, which appears also at the
neck and arms. The head of this figure is a most valuable and
interesting fragment, as it at once determines the style and cha-
racter of the sculpture of this temple ; it was found in a sepa-
rate piece, but undoubtedly belonged to this figure, as the
fractured parts fitted exactly. This example of early Greek sculp-
ture bears a very marked resemblance to some of the heads in the
jEgina marbles, with perhaps rather more expression; the sculptor
has evidently intended to mark the agonies of death by the closed
eyes, the mouth slightly opened, and the tongue appearing be-
tween the teeth ; the hair and beard are most carefully and symme-
trically arranged, and finished with singular minuteness; the hel-
met is thrown back, and appears to be of that kind called " 7{!rw",
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