Lysippos (the 4th century b.C.)

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Lysippos, Greek sculptor, lived in the 4th century b.C. He was a master of numerous artists like Boedas, Diappus, Euticrate, Fanide, Eutichide, Carete; he produced, as the written documents say, a big number of bronze works, but none of the originals survived. He was among the favourit artists of the court of Alexander Magno, to who was dedicated such work as Alexander with the lance (a little bronze copy is now in Paris, Louvre).

Among the works attributed to him are: Eros stringing the bow (conserved in numerous copies with the best in London, British Museum); Agias (known from the marble copy founded in Delphi and conserved there now); Apoxyomenos (known due to a Roman marble copy, Vatican Museums); Kairos; numerous statues of heroes, princes, warriors and philosophers like Portrait of Seleucus, Socrates Sitting, Heracles.

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