The Temple of Aegina, East Pediment - Il Tempio di Egina, Frontone Est VIII
Heracles Conquers Troy.
The Trojan king Laomedon hit by one of Heracles’ arrows.
Lamedon’s gaze is directed towards the ground, his mouth is open and in his agony he shows his teeth. The shield frames his head as if sheltering him from the loneliness of dying. The sculptor has placed the fallen warrior so close to the edge of the pediment floor that we have the impression that he fall from it when the last breath of life has escaped him.
(text from C.H. Beck, "Glyptothek, Munich")
From the Aphaia Temple on Aegina
c. 490/480 BC