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  1. flourished c350 b.c., Greek sculptor.
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Related formsPrax·it·e·le·an, adjective
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Examples from the Web for praxiteles

Historical Examples

  • The skin still glowed with the polishing that Praxiteles' own hands had given it.

    Buried Cities, Part 2

    Jennie Hall

  • He looked as beautiful as the Eros of Praxiteles in his helmet of panther-skin.

    The Gods are Athirst

    Anatole France

  • Phryne served as a model to Praxiteles, for his Venus of Cnidus.

  • I would compare the mind to the beautiful statue of Love by Praxiteles.

    Devereux, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Characterise the work of Praxiteles, comparing it with that of Phidias.

    Etheldreda the Ready

    Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

British Dictionary definitions for praxiteles


  1. 4th-century bc Greek sculptor: his works include statues of Hermes at Olympia, which survives, and of Aphrodite at Cnidus
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