The Praxiteles Marble Group in Olympia
By: Oscar Antonsson (author)Paperback
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First published in 1937, this book is a critical examination of the Hermes and Dionysos of Praxiteles. Antonsson suggests a hypothesis on the original arrangement of the statuary group in the light of red figure vases, numismatic images, later imitations and reconstructions of varying quality, as well as analyzing the methods and techniques used to create the sculpture. This book will be of value to classicists and anyone with an interest in art history and ancient sculpture.
Abbreviations; Preface; Chapters; 1. Some notes on the figure, and a thesis; 2. The torso; 3. The head; 4. General remarks on the support; 5. The chlamys; 6. The tree-trunk and the strut; 7. The attributes in the hands; 8. The infant Dionysus; 9. Copies and transformations of Pan; 10. The group; 11. A small female head in Olympia and some related sculptures; 12. Some immediate consequences; Summary; Bibliography; List of illustrations.
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