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ARISTEAS I - Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ARISTEAS I - Sculptor

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1st century, male.

Active in the time of Hadrian.

Born to a family originally from Aphrodisias (Caria).


Ancient Greek.

With his compatriot Papias, Aristeas made the two black marble Centaurs, found at Hadrian's Villa in 1736 and now in the Capitoline Museum in Rome. The subject was not an original one and, in fact, the artists of the School (?) of Aphrodisias were generally content to copy older works.

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