Eutychides

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Marble Roman copy of Eutychides' Tyche of Antioch, Galleria dei Candelabri, Vatican Museums; original dates back to the 4th century BC.

Eutychides /jˈtɪkədz/ (Ancient Greek: Εὐτυχίδης, Eutukhídēs) of Sicyon in Corinthia, Greek sculptor of the latter part of the 4th century BC, was a pupil of Lysippus. His most noted work was a statue of the Tyche of Antioch, a goddess who embodied the idea of the then newly founded city of Antioch. The Tyche was seated on a rock, crowned with towers, and having the river Orontes at her feet. There is a small copy of the statue in the Vatican. It was imitated by a number of Asiatic cities; and indeed most statues since created that commemorate cities borrow something from the work of Eutychides.[1]

Bronze copy from Tartus of the Tyche of Antioch, 1st or 2nd century AD, Louvre Museum

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chisholm 1911, p. 958.

Attribution:

  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Eutychides". Encyclopædia Britannica. 9 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 958.