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Nike Akroterion from Epidauros

This Doric temple, only twenty five metres in length, once housed a gold and ivory cult statue of Asklepios, the Greek god of healing. The temple was made of limestone, with only the pediments and akroteria carved from finer quality marble.

The figure is the upper part of an akroterion, or roof ornament, probably from the east end of the temple. It was picked up on the site some fifty years before the temple was excavated properly. The sculptor may be Timotheos, or Theodotos who was also the architect

Pentelic marble
Location of Original: 

Athens National Museum 162


Lippold: Griechische Plastik, 220 (n.4)
Richter: Sculpture & Sculptors of the Greeks (1950), 277, fig.712
Picard: Archéologie Grècque; Sculpture III (1948), 337, fig.118
Kavvadias: Catalogue of the National Museum Athens (1886-7), 143-
Tomlinson: Epidauros, 59

380-370 BCE
Timotheos or Theodotos (?)

Found on the site of the Temple in 1836

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