Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Polyclitus (c 450 BCE-420 BCE)

The name of two Greek sculptors of the school of Argos; the first belonging to the fifth century, the second to the early part of the fourth. The elder and best known Polyclitus was a contemporary of Pheidias, and in the opinion of the Greeks his equal. He made a figure of an Amazon for Ephesus which was regarded ai superior to the Amazon of Pheidias made at the same time; and his colossal Hera of gold and ivory which stood in the temple neal Argos was considered as worthy to rank with the Zeus of Pheiclias.

Books from Alibris: Greek Sculpture

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

very old and unique.
fine piece of art.