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Acropolis Museum

The so called Olive tree or Troilus pediment dates back to the second quarter of the 6th century BC and is named for an olive tree which is in the background of the scene. This piece comes from an unknown building dating to the archaic period of the Acropolis and it is thought that the central image was that of a spring. Not all figures have survived. The female figure is carrying a water jug, a fact which has led some to conclude that this scene depicts the daughters of Cecrops. - Acropolis Museum











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