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DAMOFON

( Greek sculptor of the Hellenistic period)

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Biography DAMOFON
native of the Mass, the flowering of creativity which accounts for 2 in the middle. BC. Damofon created akrolity, ie. statues, which combined wood and marble for the sanctuary cities of the Peloponnese, including the Mass, and Egiya Megalopolya. In Athens, the stores found during excavations in the temple in Despoyny Likosure in Arcadia Damofonu fragments belonging to the group of four colossal statues. In the middle of the group were Demeter and her daughter Despoyna. In his right hand holding the torch of Demeter, and the left arm around her daughter's neck, while in the left hand Despoyny a scepter, and on his knees - the sacred casket. Near Artemis, Demeter standing, wearing hunter in one's hand was a lamp in the other - two snakes, and stood next to Despoynoy hero Anita in the Shell. The excavations, which led the Greek Archaeological Society, were found the head of Demeter, Artemis, and Anita, fragment breast Demeter, knees Despoyny with the remnants of the casket and many small fragments of clothing Despoyny. Clothing covered with reliefs, which imitate embroidery, depicting the figure of Victory with Censer, costumed procession of animals, the sea god, lightning, eagles, and olive branch.
Damofon restored the statue of Zeus by Phidias, when, perhaps after the earthquake, 160 BC, it cracked ivory.


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