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Biography of Praxiteles


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Praxiteles. A famous Grecian sculptor. Believed to have been a native of Athens, to have flourished early in the 4th century B.C., and to have died at the age of 80. He was long attached to the celebrated Phyryne, of whom he executed two statues, one of which was placed in the Temple of Delphi, the other in the Temple of Love at Thespia. His Venus at Cnidus was considered one of the most finished productions of Greece.