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date: 09 December 2019



5th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the 5th century BC.

Born to a family originally from Naxos.


Ancient Greek, Archaic Period.

Alxenor's name appears on a funerary stele found at Orchomenusin Boeotia (a bearded man wearing a himation (cloak) and leaning on a long stick, playing with a dog to which he is offering a grasshopper). The work and the inscription date from 490-480 BC. Despite elements of archaic art, Alxenor's stele is remarkable for the accuracy of its rendering of anatomy and the flowing movement of the figures....

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