Parthenon Metope 31 By Patrick O’Kane Information Found on the south side of the Parthenon. Created between 447 – 432 BC 1.33m tall Made from pentelic marble. High relief carving. Depicts part of a fight between Centaurs and Lapiths at feast. This is known as the Centuaromachy. Originally painted. Details Rearing centaur is about the punch the Lapith. Right leg of the Lapith is entangled with the right foreleg of the centaur. Centaur’s muscles react to the twisting of his body and the movement of its arms. Both have fairly idealistic bodies and muscles. More details Centaur’s face is described as being similar to a theatrical mask used in Greek plays. Likely to improve contrast between the barbaric centaurs and the civilised men. Both share similar poses but with slight differences.