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Potheinus

*Poqei=nos), artists.

1. An Athenian sculptor, whose name is preserved on an inscription which was affixed to the portrait-statue of a certain Nymphodotus, in the palaestra at Athens. (Böckh, Corp. Inscr. No. 270, vol. i. p. 375. The inscription, as explained by Böckh, reads thus, Εἰκόνα τήνδε Ποθεῖνος .... τεύξας θήκατο, which can only mean that Potheinus was both the sculptor and the dedicator of the statue. That artists not unfrequently dedicated their own works, is shown by Welcker, Kunstblatt, 1827, No. 83; comp. R. Rochette, Lettre à M. Schorn, p. 392).

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