Archermus

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Archermus was a sculptor of Chios working in the middle of the 6th century BC.[1] His father, Micciades, and his sons, Bupalus and Athenis, were sculptors of marble.

A scholium on Aristophanes' Birds,[2] credits Archermus with having been the first to represent Nike and Eros with wings.[3][4] A running archaic Nike figure that was found at Delos in 1877 (Tarbell), was at first too hopefully connected with a separate base found nearby, which recorded the execution of a statue by Archermus and Micciades;[5] at first it was dubbed the "Nike of Archermus".[6] Unfortunately it is the base, which probably supported a sphinx, that alone is by Archermus and his father.[7]

The Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge, classify their cast of the Nike as:

Nike of Delos. Marble, 0.90 m. Winged female figure, either a freestanding sculpture or an akroterion (roof ornament). Possibly by Archermos. 570-560 BC. From the Temple of Artemis at Delos. (Athens NM 21).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ chioslife.gr website [Retrieved 2011-09-15]
  2. ^ Chisholm 1911, p. 326 cites a scholiast on Aristophanes’ Birds, v. 573.
  3. ^ H. B.Cotterill (1913) ebooksread.com Ancient Greece : a sketch of its art, literature & philosophy viewed in connexion with its external history from earliest times to the age of Alexander the Great [Retrieved 2011-09-15] (worldcat.org Retrieved 2011-12-05)
  4. ^ K.Sheedy jstor.org Retrieved 2011-09-15
  5. ^ H. B. (Henry Bernard) Cotterill. Ancient Greece : a sketch of its art, literature & philosophy viewed in connexion with its external history from earliest times to the age of Alexander the Great. Retrieved 2011-09-15
  6. ^ Athens NM 21.
  7. ^ Chisholm 1911, p. 326.

References[edit]

  • Tarbell, F. B. A History Of Greek Art. Chapter V, fig. 85 (the Nike "of Archermus").
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