flourished 4th century BC, GreeceGreek 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, с 350 BC.
* * *▪ Greek sculptorflourished 4th century BCGreek sculptor to whom the Apollo Belvedere (Roman copy, Vatican Museum) is often attributed. About 353–c. 350 BC Leochares worked with Scopas on the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (Halicarnassus, Mausoleum of), one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Most of his attributions are from ancient records. The base of a statue inscribed with his name, however, was found in Athens. This work, a bronze lion hunt of Alexander, was executed by Leochares and Lysippus at Delphi. He was commissioned by King Philip of Macedon (Philip II) to produce gold and ivory statues of the king's family, which were installed in the Philippeum at Olympia about 338 BC. The Vatican statuette of Ganymede and the Eagle is thought to be a copy of a work by Leochares.
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