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Lapiths and Centaurs

The Lapiths and Centaurs is a group of Greek marble sculptures or metopes coming from the south side of the Parthenon, which dates from the 400’s B.C.E. These sculptures depict a battle in which the Lapiths, representing civilization, fight the Centaurs, who represent barbarism.  These sculptures are now in the British Museum.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Term

  • Greek sculpture

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • N5630
  • NB 90-NB94

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Boardman, John. Greek Sculpture: The Classical Period. 1991.

                          Call Number: NB94 .B62 1991

  • Jenkins, Ian. Greek Architecture and Its Sculpture. 2006.

                           Call Number: NB90 .J46 2006

  • Lagerlof, Margaretha. The Sculptures of the Parthenon. 2000.

                           Call Number: NB91 .A7  L27 2000

  • Spivey, Nigel. Greek Art. 1997.

                           Call Number: N5630 .S65 1997

Reference Materials

  • Bruneau, Philippe, et al.  Sculpture: From Antiquity to Present. . . .

                            Call Number: REF NB60  .S3813 1996

o   Vol. 1, pg. 80  (Specify for Parthenon sculptures.)

  • Kleiner, Fred. Gardner's Art Through the Ages (12th Ed.). - Call Number: REF N5300 .G25 2005

o   Pg. 137

  • Davies, Penelope.  Janson’sHistory of Art (7th Ed.).  -  Call Number: REF N5300 .J3 2007

o   Pg. 134

  • Richter, Gisela. Handbook of Greek Art. - Call Number: REF N5630 .R49 1987

o   Pg. 115

  • Robertson, Martin. History of Greek Art. - Call Number: REF N5630 .R63

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 297-298

o   Vol. 2, plates 99c, 99d

  • Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History (Revised 2nd Ed.). - Call Number: REF N5300 .S923 2005

o   Pg. 151

Electronic Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Grove Art Online – Oxford Art Online  (Search using the term  centaur.) 
  • JSTOR

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic. Please check the LINCCWeb, VCC East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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