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Cephisodotus the Elder

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Name  Cephisodotus Elder

Role  Praxiteles' father
Cephisodotus the Elder

Cephisodotus the Elder

Cephisodotus or Kephisodotos (Greek: Κηφισόδοτος, flourished about 400 - c. 360 BC) was a Greek sculptor, perhaps the father or an uncle of Praxiteles, one of whose sculptor sons was Cephisodotus the Younger.

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The one noted work of his was Eirene (Peace) bearing the infant Ploutos (Wealth), ca 380-370 BC, of which a Roman point copy exists at the Glyptothek, Munich (illustration, right) and fragments in various collections. The Eirene, commissioned by the city of Athens and set up on the Areopagus, was attributed to Cephisodotus by Pausanias in the 2nd century AD.

Cephisodotus also made, as did his son, a figure of Hermes carrying the child Dionysus, unless indeed ancient critics have made two works of one. He made certain statues for the city of Megalopolis, founded by Epaminondas in 369 BC; Pausanias noted them in the principal temple there in the 2nd century AD.

Two heads that were long thought to be feminine and inserted in female busts, one formerly in the Lansdowne collection and the other in the Massarenti collection, Rome, now recognized to be of Apollo, were attributed to Cephisodotus by Dorothy Kent Hill in 1974.


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