The Frieze of the North side

The frieze on the north side shows sixty horsemen participating in a chariot race. This sport was practiced during Panathenaic celebrations and was drawn from the legend of the local hero Erechtheus. Four chariots, each carrying one soldier and one charioteer, competed in the race. This scene is followed by the sacrifice. In front stand the sacrificial animals including four oxen and four rams led by men. The procession also includes men carrying olive branches, water vessels and baskets full of offerings, as well as musicians.





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