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date: 02 April 2020

Sostratus IVlocked


3rd century, male.

Active at the beginning of the 3rd century BC.

Born in Cnidus.

Sculptor, decorative designer, architect.

Ancient Greek.

Sostratus is famous as the architect of the pharos (lighthouse) of Alexandria. This grandiose work was celebrated for its daring construction, the richness of its sculptural decoration and the ingeniousness of the mechanism that caused the action of the wind to make the gigantic Tritons' trumpets carved at the feet of Ptolemy II sound so as to warn navigators lost in the mist....

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