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Title / Description: Temple of HephaestusCommentary: The Temple of Hephaestus (Hephaistos), built in the middle of the 5th century BCE, overlooked the Athenian Agora. The building is made out of marble, with a Doric collonade and a continous Ionic frieze. The temple was dedicated to Hephaestus, the god of fire and craftsmen, and is 13 meters by 38 meters in size.
Provenance: Athens, Greece
Object Type: image - architecture
Date: 5th c. BCE
Author of Commentary: Adam Mendelson
Source: Attridge, Harold W. Harold Attridge slide collection