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or Pol·y·clei·tus  (pŏl′ĭ-klī′təs) fl. fifth century bc.
Greek sculptor and architect known for his bronze statues of athletes.


(ˌpɒlɪˈklaɪtəs) or




(Biography) 5th-century bc Greek sculptor, noted particularly for his idealized bronze sculptures of the male nude, such as the Doryphoros


or Pol•y•clei•tus

(ˌpɒl ɪˈklaɪ təs)

also Pol•y•cle•tus


fl. c450–c420 B.C., Greek sculptor.
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54) Excavations have uncovered a statue base which supported a statue of Pythocles by Polyclitus and, most recently, fragments of three bases inscribed with the names of famous sculptors identified as Athenian.
The influence of Praxiteles and Polyclitus is often less visible than you--and the makers of the works in question, I suspect--might have hoped.
In a lost treatise entitled The Canon, the bronze sculptor Polyclitus of Argos (fl.
As a comparison, one need only recall how few original works we have by any one Greek sculptor, including such great names as Myron or Polyclitus, much less the mural and panel painters of whose work virtually nothing survives.
However, these mutations of the body are more idealizations than mutilations, more along the lines of those practiced by Polyclitus than by Jeffrey Dahmer.