Cephisodotus sĕfĭsŏ´dətəs [key], Gr. Kephisodotos, fl. 4th cent. BC, two Greek sculptors. The elder, the master and probably the father or the brother of Praxiteles, is noted for the statue Irene and Plutus [Peace and Wealth]. The original was erected on the Areopagus at Athens c.372 BC to celebrate the victory of Timotheus over the Spartans. The best copy is in Munich. Cephisodotus, the Younger, a son of Praxiteles, continued the Praxitelean tradition into the early 3d cent. BC

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