Treasury of Siphnos at Delphi

The frieze and the pediment of the treasury's east facade.


  • Treasury of Siphnos
    . East Frieze representing scenes from the Trojan War. 525 b.C.
    From Left: Aris, Afrodite, Artemis, Apollo, and Dias (Zeus), Athena, Hera, Demeter, Trojan Chariot, Aeneias, Hector, fallen combatant, Menelaus, Ajax, and Greek Chariot.

Photo Gallery

  • The pediment and part of the frieze from the east facade of the treasury of Siphnos. The pediment depicts the dispute between Heracles and Apollo for the oracular tripod. 525 BCE.
  • The north frieze. The relief sculpture depicts a Gigantomachy (the battle between the Olympian gods and the Giants.
  • West side of the frieze depicting the Judgement of Paris. 525 BCE.
  • South frieze with a relief that probably depicted the abduction of a woman.
  • Treasury of Siphnos east frieze.

    From left to right: Ares, Aphrodite, Artemis, Apollo, and Zeus.
  • Detail from the east frieze.

  • East Frieze detail representing the battle of Troy. Aeneias and Hector against Menelaus and Ajax (next image below). The marble relief exhibits traces of the original coloration.
  • East frieze detail.

    The scene depicts a battle outside Troy with (from left to right) Aeneias, Hector, a dead warrior, Menelaus, and Ajax.
  • East frieze detail representing four horses pulling Greek chariot

  • West frieze detail.
    Horses of Aphrodite's chariot.
  • South frieze detail.

    A chariot pulled by four horses (quadriga) approaching an altar.
  • Detail from the south frieze.
  • Threasury of Siphnos, north frieze detail:

    From left to right: Lion attacking a giant, Apollo, Artemis, a fleeing giant, a fallen warrior, three giants.
  • North frieze details.
  • Threasury of Siphnos, north frieze detail.

    Ares over the giant Astartas who is dead on the ground, fighting with the giants Biatas and Enaphas (on the right).
  • North frieze detail.
  • Detail of north frieze: Gigantomachy. In this episode Ares fighting against two giants (Viatas and Enafas, while another giant (Astartas lies dead on the ground)
  • Cornice fragment of the south frieze.
  • Caryatids from the Treasury of Siphnos. 525 BCE.
  • Reconstruction drawing of the Siphnian Treasury as it appears in the museum. Such drawings provice valuable context for the visitors.
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