Praxiteles Sculpture Reproductions
Praxiteles is a Greek sculptor who flourished in 370-330 B.C.E. Nothing is known of his life except that he was the son of the sculptor Cephisodotus the Elder and had two sons, both sculptors. The only sculpture to survive that was carved by Praxiteles himself is the marble statue “Hermes Carrying the Infant Dionysus”. Roman author, Pliny the elder, considered Praxiteles’ “Aphrodite of Cnidus” to be the finest statue in the world. The original has not survived but numerous copies have surfaced, the best known are in the Vatican Museum in Rome and the Louvre in Paris.