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  Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 252 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Athena from the excessive dryness of the air of the Acropolis ; while, in the case of another of Pheidias's chryselephantine statues, the Aesculapius at Epidaurus, neither oil nor water was used, the proper degree of moisture being preserved by a well, over which the statue stood.
At Elis there was also a chryselephantine statue of Athena, which was said to be the work of Pheidias.
In the Olyrnpieium at Megara was an un­finished chryselephantine statue of Zeus, the head only being of ivory and gold, and the rest of the statue of mud and gypsum.
www.ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/2586.html   (718 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2002.08.21
In this volume Kenneth Lapatin presents a detailed view of chryselephantine statuary in the ancient Mediterranean from the Bronze Age through the Roman period.
This is the first comprehensive study of chryselephantine sculpture since 1815 and much has been discovered since that time.
Chryselephantine (Ch.) statues attested by literary and epigraphical sources, by site, subject, and period; and 2.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2002/2002-08-21.html   (2628 words)

 chryselephantine - HighBeam Encyclopedia
chryselephantine, Greek sculptural technique developed in the 6th cent.
BC Sculptures, especially temple colossi, were made with an inner core of wood overlaid with ivory, to simulate flesh, and gold, to represent drapery.
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "chryselephantine" at HighBeam.
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 Olympia, Art - The chryselephantine statue of Zeus
Reconstruction of the chryselephantine statue of Zeus at the temple of Olympia.
The statue was made by Pheidias around 432 BC and had height about 12 meters (seven times larger than normal).
The statue was at Olympia until 393 AD, afterwards it was taken to Constantinople, where it was destroyed in the great fire of Lauseion, at 476 AD.
www.sikyon.com /Olympia/Art/olymp_eg00a.html   (307 words)

 Spencer POPE
A study of related epigraphic and literary evidence reinforces the possibility that the Parthenon had chryselephantine doors.
These transactions have been associated with work on the base of the chryselephantine statue of Athena Parthenos, which was embellished with a representation of the birth of Pandora, possibly in gilded metal (Dinsmoor, 1913; Burford 1960; Hurwit, 1999).
The sale of gold and ivory near the completion of the Parthenon may be an indicator that this building as well had chryselephantine doors, creating a worthy complement the splendid image of the Athena Parthenos.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/04mtg/abstracts/POPE.html   (614 words)

 Amazon.com: "chryselephantine technique": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
These physical remains-some of them exquisitely beautiful-none the less allow us to trace the development and use of chryselephantine technique from the Aegean Bronze Age to the Late Roman period, and, combined with the preserved literary evidence and ancient representations...
Lacroix's solution isolates the chryselephantine technique, newly revealed in the Delphi discoveries, as the closest to prehistoric inlay works celebrated as Sai8aka in epic and associated...
flesh suggest a cult-image of chryselephantine technique, and the figure may be a copy of the older image in the Brauronian temple on the Acropolis.
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 Olympia - Pathways to Ancient Myth
The Chryselephantine Statue of Zeus was the first of the seven wonders of the ancient world, standing twelve meters high.
The figure of Zeus was seated in a throne of gold, ivory, ebony, bronze and precious stones, decorated with mythological scenes.
The statue was successfully plundered in 395 AD and taken to Constantinople, where it remained until its destruction in the fire of 475 AD.
www.calvin.edu /academic/clas/pathways/olympia/oalt3.htm   (199 words)

 Chryselephantine, Coral, Rock Crystal, Tortoise Shell, Galuchat,Ivory, Mother-of-Pearl.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Chryselephantine, Coral, Rock Crystal, Tortoise Shell, Galuchat,Ivory, Mother-of-Pearl.
During the 18th century, ivory was at its peak - ivory "lace" and excessive sculptures recalled German Baroque.
During the Art Deco period, ivory came back into fashion and was used for inlays, filets and knobs on furniture and also for chryselephantine statuettes where gold or silver plate is embellished with ivory.
www.search-antiques.com /us/decors/divers/intro.html   (737 words)

 Columbia Encyclopedia- Phidias - AOL Research & Learn
However, the estimates of ancient writers, their descriptions of his statues, and his influence on all later sculpture have secured his fame.
His greatest achievements were the Athena Parthenos at Athens and the Zeus in the temple of Olympia, both colossal figures of chryselephantine workmanship (draperies of beaten gold, flesh parts incrusted with ivory).
Phidias has traditionally been credited with having been in charge of the Parthenon sculptures and other great works on the Acropolis, done for Pericles; but it is probable that they were made by pupils and assistants.
reference.aol.com /columbia/_a/phidias/20051207005809990002   (315 words)

 ARCL2001: Lecture 9
The so-called Varvakeion Athena: a second century AD stone copy in miniature of the colossal fifth century BC chryselephantine statue of Athena Parthenos by Pheidias which stood in the Parthenon at Athens.
Chryselephantine head of Apollo from Delphi, sixth century BC.
In the chryselephantine technique, gold and ivory were laid over a wooden core to create statues of extraordinary richness.
teaching.arts.usyd.edu.au /archaeology/arcl2001/lecture_9.htm   (783 words)

 SparkNotes: Greek Art and Architecture: Important Terms, Periods, Places, and People
Chryselephantine - Chryselephantine is the term used to describe Greek statues that are made of or overlaid with gold and ivory (from khrusos, "gold," and elephas, "elephant, ivory").
On the east pediment, the artists depicted the birth of Athena in the presence of the Olympic gods; on the west pediment, the artists depicted the contest between Athena and Poseidon.
He designed most of the sculpture that decorated the Parthenon as well as the chryselephantine cult-statues of Athena in Athens and of Zeus in Olympia.
www.sparknotes.com /art/greek/terms.html   (1218 words)

 Phidias Summary
Phidias was unusually versatile, being renowned as a sculptor not only in bronze but also in marble and in the difficult technique of fashioning and assembling gold, ivory, and wooden components into chryselephantine statues.
The first of these, the Athena Areia dedicated in the sanctuary of Athena at Plataea, is said to have been over life-size and of a composite technique in which the drapery was gold-covered while the flesh parts (head, arms) were carved in marble.
This technique, an elaboration of that known as "akrolithic," in which the extremities are carved in stone and attached to a wooden core, is closely akin to the chryselephantine technique.
www.bookrags.com /Phidias   (2853 words)

 Welcome to Mucha collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
As a result of the reputation he enjoyed as well as through his fine collection of chryselephantine bronze and ivory sculptures, Quinn met Harris Shapiro, the owner of "Fine Art Acquisitions".
Hundreds of other galleries sold the Erte sculptures in the United States and around the world producing tens of millions of dollars in sales and creating a collectors after-market that still exists today; a primary and secondary market nurtured and well served by the creative talents of Arnold Quinn.
Here, the finest Art Nouveau and Art Deco sculptures are reproduced to the most exacting detail utilizing hand carved ivory; meticulously engraved bronze and colorful and perfectly matched onyx and marble, to form the bases on which each sculpture is set.
www.muchacollection.com /bio/bio2.htm   (440 words)

 BBC - Antiques - Collectors guides - Sculpture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Art nouveau sculptures tend to show women in dreamy poses or draped around functional objects, while the art deco women of the jazz age are playing golf, dancing or smoking.
The most valuable art deco sculptures are usually those made from a combination of bronze and ivory called chryselephantine.
The figure above dates from the 1930s and was made by Ferdinand Preiss, one of the most famous sculptors of such figures.
www.bbc.co.uk /antiques/collectors_guides/nouveaudeco_sculpture.shtml   (268 words)

 The Art of Art Deco: Chryselephantine Sculptures
Demetre Chiparus and Ferdinand (Fritz) Preiss were likely the two who influenced many of the other sculptors of the era.
Scholars agree that Chiparus likely perfected the method of combining ivory and bronze known as the chryselephantine technique.
Although mostly shared the use of the same materials, the sculptures they created were somewhat different.
www.decofile.com /articles/27.html   (369 words)

 Sculpture at Antiquarian Traders
Today, three quarters of a century later, the finest pieces in the Art Deco style have been brought back to life.
A select grouping of masterpiece chryselephantine sculptures has been lovingly and painstakingly recreated by expert craftsmen, using the original molds by the artists of that time period.
Not a curve, a glance, a nuance is lost.
www.antiquearts.com /3797/InventoryPage/541796/2.html   (4710 words)

 Slides for lecture of February 18, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Ivory hand and forearm and gold bracelet of life-size chryselephantine (made of gold and ivory) statue, found in Delphi, ca.
Ivory feet with silver sandals from life-size chryselephantine (made of gold and ivory) statue, found in Delphi, ca.
Ivory head and gold hair of another life-size chryselephantine (made of gold and ivory) statue, probably made in eastern Greece but found in Delphi, ca.
philo.ucdavis.edu /home/leroller/AHI172A/20040218.html   (428 words)

 Amazon.com: "chryselephantine statue": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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a treatise on Greek sculpture-especially the toreutic branch of it-as then known, and the temple at Elis and the famous chryselephantine statue of Phidias...
The life-size head of Apollo, which had once formed part of a Chryselephantine statue in antiq- uity,...
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 artnet.com: Resource Library: Thrasymedes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The son of Arignotos, he made the gold and ivory (chryselephantine) cult statue of Asklepios for the Temple of Asklepios at Epidauros (see EPIDAUROS, §2).
A dog lay beside the throne, which was decorated with reliefs depicting stories of Argive heroes: Bellerophon and the Chimera and Perseus with the Head of Medusa.
The Asklepios apparently resembled Pheidias’; colossal chryselephantine Zeus at Olympia, because Athenagoras (Intercession Concerning the Christians, 14, p.
www.artnet.com /library/08/0847/T084744.asp   (293 words)

 artnet.com: Resource Library: Kolotes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He specialized in chryselephantine (gold and ivory) statues.
Pliny provided the most important testimony to Kolotes’ career, stating that he was a pupil of PHEIDIAS and helped his master execute the chryselephantine cult statue of Zeus at Olympia (XXXIV.lxxxvii, XXXV.liv).
The table, which held the olive crowns for victors in the girls’ foot-races at the festival of Hera, was decorated with reliefs of the gods and of the Olympic Games.
www.artnet.com /library/04/0472/T047233.asp   (283 words)

 Chryselephantine * People, Places, & Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
Chryselephantine * People, Places, and Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
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"People, Places and Things: Chryselephantine", Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant.
www.messagenet.com /myths/ppt/Chryselephantine_1.html   (234 words)

 Antiques and Fine Art - Valerio Antiques -- Art Deco
Valerio Antiques has been in business now for over twenty years specializing in art glass vases, furniture, bronze and chryselephantine sculptures and accessories from the Art Deco period.
The owners, Antonio Amado and Roberto Bertran, are widely known and respected experts in the field and have been collecting fine French, American, German and Austrian pieces for over twenty years.
Bronze and Chryselephantine (bronze and ivory) sculptures by such artists as: D.H. Chiparus, Le Faguays, Colinet, Descomps-Cormier, Guiraud-Riviere, Preiss, and others.
www.antiquesandfineart.com /dealers/about.cfm?id=583   (187 words)

 Definition of chryselephantine - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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 1995 Sotheby's A Private Collection of Art Deco Chryselephantine Sculpture, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
1995 Sotheby's A Private Collection of Art Deco Chryselephantine Sculpture, New York 8/25/95.
Description: 1995 Sotheby's A Private Collection of Art Deco Chryselephantine Sculpture, New York 8/25/95.
This post exhibition catalog consists of 18 lots, all illustrated, all color, with all lots described in detail.
www.goantiques.com /detail,1995-sothebys-private,163223.html   (253 words)

Worked in marble; also in bronze, gold ivory, and chryselephantine
Group of Harmodius and Aristogiton; Carytatids of the Erechtheum; eastern pediment of the temple of Apollo at Delphi
Worked in bronze; also in marble and chryselephantine
www.innvista.com /culture/arts/greek/sculpt.htm   (321 words)

 Ballet Dancer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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1802 ~ Fritz Ferdinand Preiss ~ Ballet Dancer ~ A delightful chryselephantine figure of a young girl in ballet pose.
The gilt bronze with close attention to detail and the ivory delicately hand carved.
www.antiqnet.com /detail,ballet-dancer,780428.html   (196 words)

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