Recovering Lost Wonders of the World: Pheidias's Athena Parthenos and Zeus Olympios

By Associate Curator Kenneth Lapatin (J. Paul Getty Museum).

2017.05.23 | Christina Levisen

Date Tue 13 Jun
Time 16:00 17:00
Location Antikmuseet, Victor Albecks Vej 3, 8000 Aarhus C


The Athenian sculptor Pheidias was the most celebrated artist of classical antiquity.  Greek and Latin authors praise his work, in particular his monumental gold and ivory statues of Athena in the Parthenon on the Acropolis and Zeus at Olympia.  This lecture presents some of the evidence for the reconstruction of these lost masterpieces and investigates the revolutionary techniques of their production, as well as their widespread religious, political, and artistic impact.

Please be on time, as the doors to the museum will close when the lecture starts.

There will be a stand-up reception after each lecture at the foyer.

The Palmyra Portrait Project is funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and Aarhus University.

For further information, please contact Rubina Raja (    

Lecture / talk, History and achaeology