This metope, the 26th in the original series, is from the eastern half of the south side of the temple.
On the metope are represented the deeds of Theseus in beautiful reliefs.
There are on this metope some remains of the bead and reel moulding on the upper margin.
As the tragic poet fills the stage with the legend, so the sculptor fills the metope with the legend.
This metope seems in the same state as when drawn by Carrey.
This metope was formed of two slabs, of which the upper is wanting.
For the term "metope" is used of the intervals between dentils as well as of those between triglyphs.
The head of the Centaur still existed when Carrey drew this metope, but had disappeared before the time of Stuart.
There is a careful drawing of this metope by 145 Feodor in the British Museum, taken when it was in a considerably better state.
From Carrey's drawing, taken when this metope was nearly complete, we learn what the action was.