Cephisodotus The Elder

▪ Greek sculptor

flourished c. 400 BC

      Greek sculptor, assumed to be the father of Praxiteles. He made certain statues for the city of Megalopolis, founded in 370 BC.

      A noted work of his was “Eirene” (“Peace”), a somewhat Madonna-like figure bearing the infant Plutus (Wealth), a grouping recalled in Praxiteles' more famous “Hermes Carrying the Infant Dionysus.” Cephisodotus should not be confused with Cephisodotus the Younger, a son of Praxiteles, noted for portrait sculptures, none of which have survived.

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