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Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey
Facade and North Colonnade of the Parthenon on the Acropolis, Athens
18.8 × 24 cm (7 3/8 × 9 7/16 ins)
J. Paul Getty Museum
Object Number: 2003.82.2
Full view of the great Doric temple dedicated to Athena, the patron goddess of Athens, designed and built in the fifth century BC. Heavily damaged by an explosion in 1684. Noted for the extreme refinement of its details including the slight curvature of its carefully spaced columns.