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SILANION - Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

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

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4th century, male.

Active Athenian, active 370 to 320 BC.


Ancient Greek.

Silanion is known chiefly for his portraits of famous people in the world of politics, philosophy and art; he also made statues of athletes and characters from tragedies. His portrait of Plato was to become the standard model for portraits of the philosophers. He attempted to reproduce the features of his subjects as expressively and realistically as possible.

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