(flourished 4th century BC, Greece) Greek sculptor to whom the Apollo Belvedere is often attributed. He worked for Philip II of Macedonia and his son, Alexander the Great, and was commissioned to produce gold and ivory statues of the royal family. He is said to have worked with Scopas on the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, c. 350 BC.
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