What did Phidias sculpt?

What did Phidias sculpt?

Phidias, also spelled Pheidias, (flourished c. 490–430 bce), Athenian sculptor, the artistic director of the construction of the Parthenon, who created its most important religious images and supervised and probably designed its overall sculptural decoration.

What are two famous sculptures that were created by Phidias?

Phidias created two additional monuments to Athena, the Athena Promachos and the Lemnian Athena, on the Acropolis. He has been celebrated as the “artist/designer in chief” of the Parthenon (Whitley 344). Phidias was also known to have sculpted the pedimental marbles at both the Parthenon and Olympia.

Does the Statue of Zeus still stand?

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia is one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. ... Unfortunately, the statue no longer exists. After the Olympic games were banned in 391 C.E. by the emperor Theodosius I as Pagan practices, the temple of Zeus (where the statue was housed) was ordered closed.

How old is the statue of Zeus?

2,486c. 466 BC-435 BC

Why was the temple of Zeus destroyed?

This 13-meters tall statue was made by Phidias, the most talented sculptor of ancient Greece, in his workshop in Olympia. Unfortunately, both the temple and the statue of Zeus were destroyed by an earthquake.

Does Poseidon have a temple?

The temple of Poseidon at Sounion was constructed in 444–440 BC. This was during the ascendancy of the Athenian statesman Pericles, who also rebuilt the Parthenon in Athens. ... It has a sanctuary (hieron) of Poseidon, the most notable of those in that part of the world, and also a noteworthy settlement."

What are Greek temples used for?

In Ancient Greece, temples were built as "houses" for deities that also served as a place of worship. People would worship at a temple by bringing offerings that a particular god was believed to have favored- for example, leaving wine at the temple of Dionysus.