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CRESILAS - Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

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

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5th century, male.

Active in Athens 440-430 BC.

Born to a family originally from Cydonia, Crete.


Ancient Greek.

Cresilas lived during a period when Classical Greek art was most flourishing, when Phidias was finishing the Parthenon sculptures and Polyclitus was at the peak of his powers. According to Pliny, these three sculptors took part in a competition for the Wounded Amazon that was to be placed in the sanctuary of

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