), an artist in the toreutic department, engraved the battle of the Lapithae and the Centaurs and other figures on the shield of Phidias's colossal bronze statue of Athena Promachos, in the Acropolis of Athens. (Paus. 1.28.2
.) If we are to believe Pausanias, these works were executed from designs by Parrhasius, who flourished half a century later than Phidias.
It is probable that there is a mistake in the passage of Pausanias, and that Mys ought to be considered as a contemporary of Phidias, about B. C. 444. (Sillig, s. v.
) He is mentioned as one of the most distinguished engravers by Pliny (Plin. Nat. 33.12. s. 55
), Propertius (3.7. 14
), Martial (8.33
), and Statius (Stat. Silv. 1.3. 50