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Abbon  

French, 7th century, male.

Active in Limoges from 600 to 630.

Sculptor.

This artist is thought to be the Master of St Eloysius.

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Adelr  

German, 6th – 7th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the Middle Ages.

Sculptor.

On the wall of the chapel of St Anne, in Worms Cathedral, there is an old stone relief of Daniel in the LionsDen by this artist.

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Aesopus  

6th century, male.

Active in Attica in the first quarter of the 6th century BC.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Aesopus' name, together with a reference to his brothers, was found in Attic characters on a base from Sigea in the Troad (the area around Troy).

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6th century, male.

Active in Attica, at the end of the 6th century BC.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Mentioned in Pliny, Amphicrates may have made a bronze statue of a Lioness that stood at the entrance to the Acropolis in Athens. It was a symbolic reference to the lyre player Leaina, a friend of one of the Tyrannicides, who was said to have cut out her tongue rather than betray the conspirators under torture....

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6th century, male.

Active in the first half of the 6th century BC.

Born at Chios.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

He is known to have worked in Delos. A passage in The Birds by Aristophanes suggests that he was the first to have depicted the goddess Nike with wings....

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6th century, male.

Active probably in Athens.

Sculptor (stone/bronze).

Ancient Greek, Archaic Period.

The figure of Antenor dominates the history of the fine arts of the Attica of his time. Around 506 BC, he was commissioned by Cleisthenes to make a bronze group of the ...

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6th century, male.

Active probably towards the end of the 1st half of the 6th century BC.

Born to a family originally from Chios.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Archermus was one of a family from Chios descended, according to Pliny, from a certain Melas (though this may be Melas the son of Poseidon and a nymph, the hero and mythical founder of the town). We do know that Archermus' father was Micciades, and that his sons were Boupalus and Athenis. According to Pliny, Archermus achieved fame in Lesbos and Delos. A base, apparently supporting a sphinx or griffin and signed by Micciades and Archermus, was found at Delos. Attempts to link this base with a winged goddess also found at Delos and known for a long time as the ...

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6th century, male.

Born to a family originally from Paros.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Like many other Ionian artists of the period, Aristion must have emigrated westwards, driven by the threatening Persians. The base of a funerary monument to Phrasicleia, dating from the second half of the 6th century BC and found at Mesogea in Attica, bears his signature. In Athens, his name appears (without the place name) on the base of Antilochus' ...

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6th century, male.

Active in Attica at the end of the 6th century BC.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

The famous funerary stele commemorating the hoplite (heavy-armed soldier) Aristion, dating from the last quarter of the century, is signed by Aristocles. His name appears again on an Attic inscription found at Hieraka....

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6th century, male.

Active in the second half of the 6th century BC.

Born in Sicyon.

Sculptor in bronze.

Ancient Greek.

Aristocles was the brother of the celebrated artist Canachus. He is thought to be the father of Cleoitas and grandfather of Aristocles IV. His followers were Synnoon of Aegina and his son Ptolichus. An epigram by Antipater of Sidon tells us that he collaborated with Canachus and Ageladas on a group showing three Muses. He made a ...