Lion headed water sprouts
The image shows the remnants of the lion-headed water sprouts that ran along the Temple of Zeus in Olympia, Greece, and now are on display at the Olympia Archaeological Museum.
The Temple of Zeus was a Doric style building oriented along the east-west direction with the following dimensions: height – 68 feet, width – 95 feet, and length – 230 feet. It had three main areas, a porch in the front, a similar arrangement in the back, and a cella in the middle and stood on a platform with three unequal steps. There were six columns in the front, six columns in the back, and 13 columns in each side. Located above the columns were the Doric friezes with 12 metophes. There were pediments above the frieze in the front and back of the temple. The lion-headed water sprouts shown in the image ran along the temple.
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