Ancient Greek architecture is known for its forms of illustration. Buildings consisted of friezes, metopes, and pediments. These segments within the building had many figures. The figures were created to illustrate stories, myths, battles, or something about the architect.
Ancient Greek Architecture. The Statue of Athena at Parthenon Athens, Greece Circa 432 B.C. 40 ft high, made of gold and ivory and designed by Phidias. Tunic was made of gold plates with the skin of ivory. Pausanias, it was said that there was an image of a sphinx was on Athena’s helmet. In one hand was a 6ft statue of victory, spear in the other and shield at her feet. http://sasgreekart.pbworks.com/w/page/10150019/Parthenon—Scultpture