4. A bronze statue of the Black Demeter with the horse's head, whose legend is related by Pausaniias (8.42).
The seat of the legend was a cave in MIount Elaeus, near Phigaleia, which the Phigaleians had consecrated to the goddess, and had dedicated in it a wooden image, like a woman, except that it had the head and mane of a horse, and figures of dragons and other wild beasts were growing out about the head : it was clothed in a tuiic down to the feet; and bore on the right hand a dolphin, and on the left a dove.
This wooden image having been burnt at some unknown period, it was not only not replaced, but the worship of the goddess was neglected; until the Phigaleians, warned by the failure of their crops, and instructed by a Pythian oracle, employed Onatas to make a bronze statue of the goddess; in the execution of which he was assisted somewhat by a picture or a wooden copy of the old image, but still more by dreams. (Paus. l.c.
) This story is one of several indications of the thoroughly archaic style of the works of Onatas.
Passing from the statues of gods to those of men and heroes, we have