Itinerary A

[3]The shapes of the Telamons

If you look closely at the Akragas telamons you will notice that these huge statues were formed of several blocks of stone stacked on top of each other.
In ancient times this was not so evident: originally, you could slide your hand over these mammoth sculptures and barely feel the transition from one block to another, so precise were the sculptors’ finishing touches.
Today, on the other hand, many details have been lost, leaving the stone corroded and rounded at the edges.