Pentelic


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Pen`tel´ic


a.1.Of or pertaining to Mount Pentelicus, near Athens, famous for its fine white marble quarries; obtained from Mount Pentelicus; as, the Pentelic marble of which the Parthenon is built.
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These edifices were all built of the whitest Pentelic marble, but have a pinkish stain upon them now.
No one knows who funded its lavish construction -- the octagonal monument is made almost entirely of Pentelic marble, the same used for the Parthenon and rarely found in buildings other than temples.
Even maimed and battered, this temple to Athena, built of 100,000 tons of Pentelic marble and sitting 500 feet above modern Athens on the limestone rock called the Acropolis, has represented for the cultural heirs of the Athenians all the ideals--political freedom, beauty, humanism, and rationalism--that lie at the heart of Western culture.
Deterioration of Pentelic marble, Portland limestone and Baumberger sandstone in laboratory exposures to NO2: a comparison with exposures to HNO3.
On the half hour Pentelic also raced through the heart of the Irish defence, only to see his lobbed effort clear the crossbar.
While the Athenian Parthenon was carved out of pentelic marble, the Nashville Parthenon was built from brick, stone, structurally reinforced concrete and cast concrete aggregate.
The Erotes states that the statue is Parian marble, while Lucian elsewhere (Zeus Rants 10) says it is Pentelic (although I would argue that an author could make such a mistake in two of his works).
Filipescu a letter in which he was informed that a Greek citizen, sculptor Ioan Cossos Greek sent a petition to the Greek Consulate accompanied by two busts made by him in the marble of Paros and Pentelic, expressing desire to donate it to the Romanian state [9].
We thus cannot look at the most ancient objects - such as the magnificent golden goblet (the Dendra kylix with embossed hunting hound) or the Pentelic marble head of Paris - as though they were unconnected to a tradition that continues today.
Further support for the reconstruction of this west hall comes from a finely molded cornice block of white Pentelic marble recovered by Keramopoulos from the partial walling-in of the west colonnade (Fig.
The 18th century statues are made from Carrara marble, that was used by Michaelangelo, while Roman statues feature Pentelic marble.
The fabulous marbles, sculpted during the age of Pericles under the guiding hand of Phidias out of fine white Pentelic marble quarried ten miles from Athens and hauled by oxcart to the Acropolis, remained on the high walls of the Parthenon until the first decade of the nineteenth century.