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Callimachus (fl. 2d half of 5th cent. BC, Greek sculptor from Athens)

Callimachus (kəlĬm´əkəs), fl. 2d half of 5th cent. BC, Greek sculptor from Athens. He was famous as the maker of the gold lamp in the Erechtheum and a seated image of Hera for a temple at Plataea. There are several Roman copies of his works; one is Pan and the Three Graces (Capitoline Mus., Rome). He reputedly originated the Corinthian capital and invented the running drill used for simulating the folds of drapery in marble.

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