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Front view of the statue
Statue of a Nereid or Aura

This staue belongs to the impressive sculptural decoration of the temple of Asklepios at Epidaurus, where it formed the right akroterion of the temples west pediment. It represents a Nereid or Aura riding sidesaddle on a horse, which emerges from the Ocean and leaps to the left, towards the pediments peak. She wears a chiton and a himation, which the wind adheres to her body revealing her figure. A similar mounted figure stood on the left edge of the pediment. These two side akroteria framed a central one, which depicted a Nike. They were executed by the sculptor Timotheos, who was responsible for the design and the models of the entire sculptural decoration of the temple of Asklepios.

Exhibit Features
Date: Classical period, 380 B.C.
Place of discovery: Epidauros, Epidaurus
Dimensions: height: 0,795 m
Material: pentelic marble
Inventory number: 157
Exhibition hole: Exhibition hall 22
 
 
 
  Suggestive Bibliography
 
Kavvadias P., Fouilles d' Epidaure I, , 1891, . 20 .., 118, . 8.3, 11, 17
 
Defrasse A., Lechat H., Epidaure, , 1895, . 77 .., . 3
 
Crome J., Die Skulpturen des Asklepiostempels von Epidauros, Berlin, 1951, . 23 .., . 3, . 6, 7, 8
 
Yalouris N., Die Skulpturen des Asklepiostempels in Epidauros, AntPl 21, Berlin, 1992, . 32-33, . 27, 29-31