The frieze on the Treasury of the Siphnians is an artistic relic originating from the Archaic period of ancient Greece circa 525 BC, specifically from the island of Siphnos. It is a marble relief frieze that depicts belief-based narrative scenes.

The frieze dimensions are 24.4 meters in length and 63 centimeters in height. The final assembly of the scenes tells a continuous story and boasts a significant level of detail, demonstrating the meticulous craftsmanship and skill of its creators.

The visual narrative contains multiple characters from Greek mythology. The central theme is the Trojan War, with the scene commencing with a gathering of the gods at Olympus. The frieze features several prominent Greek gods, including Zeus, Hera, Apollo, and Artemis, among others.

Alongside these, other significant deities, such as Erato and Kalliope - muses of love poetry and epic poetry - are also presented. With Athena guiding Heracles and Telamon, the frieze also portrays gods' intervention in human affairs.

The consistent portrayal of mythological characters and the structured narrative flow reflects the Greek reverence for their mythological beliefs, providing an insight into their ancient culture. The artifact is indicative of Siphnian society's affluence able to fund such extensive artistic pursuits.

In terms of artistry, the frieze achieves a balance between simplicity and complexity. The artists have effectively utilized high and low relief techniques to introduce depth, lending realism to the characters. The choice of marble as a medium adds elegance to the overall artwork.

Archaeological Museum of Delphi
Delphi, Sacred Way