), a sculptor, who belonged to the best period and to one of the best schools of Grecian art, but of whom scarcely anything is known.
He is only mentioned in a single passage of Pausanias (5.17.4
), from which we learn that he was the disciple of Polycleitus of Argos, and the teacher of Antiphanes, who was the teacher of Cleon of Sicyon. Since Polycleitus flourished about B. C. 440, and Antiphanes about B. C. 400, the date of Periclytus may be fixed at about B. C. 420.
In some editions of Pausanias his name occurs in another passage (2.22.8), but the true reading is Πολυκλείτου
, not Περικλείτου
. [Comp. NAUCYDES