- Museum number
- Series: The Didyma Sculptures
Statue of Chares; seated over life-sized marble statue.
In general type and in pose the figure resembles the other Didyma sculptures, Sculptures, B271-B277. The hair is in narrow knobbed tresses. The drapery is similarly disposed to the others, but the chiton appears to be without lower border or crinkling on the breast; down the sleeves are broad bands of maeander pattern in relief running down each side of the seam and round the arm above the edge. The feet are set together and the lower chiton has six broad folds which are straight, not splayed, and end in a straight edge. The mantle leaves the left arm free and in its lower part shows advance in naturalism; the knee-fold is very thick, the zigzags are curved and undercut at the angles. The legs project strongly.
Down the right leg of the chair runs an inscription, in two rows, on either side of the outside edge.
- Production date
- 570BC-560BC (circa)
Height: 1.49 metres
- Curator's comments
- BM Sculpture
Smith, no. 14; Newton, no. 5, pp. 532, and 784, pl. 74, left, and pl. 97, no. 72; and Trans. R. Soc. Lit., n.s., VI, p. 487 and Monats. Berl. Akad., 1859, p. 661; Bulle, Der Schone Mensch, 2nd ed., p. 354, fig. 88; Brunn in Munch. Sitzungsber., 1884, p. 530; Brunn-Bruckmann, 142, left; Collignon, Sculpt. gr., I, p. 170, fig. 77 and Archiologie gr., p. 109, fig. 50 and Statues funeraires, p. 68; Collitz-Bechtel, Dialektinschr., 5507; Cotterill, Anc. Greece, fig. 58; Curtius in Ath. Mitt., 1906, p. 154; Deonna, Apollons archaïques, p. 292, and l’Archeologie, II, p. 447 and III, p. 181; Dieulafoy, Art antique de la Perse, III, pl. 15; Talfourd Ely, Manual of Archaeology, p. 145, fig. 81; Η. Ν. Fowler, Hist. of Sculpt., p. 62, fig. 37; Fowler and Wheeler, Gr. Archaeology, p. 201, fig. 147; Friederichs-Wolters, no. 6; Gardner, Gr. Sculpt. (1905 ed.), p. 106, fig. 8; Hicks and Hill, Gr. Hist. Inscr., p. 8; Hirschfeld, Gr. Inscr. in the Brit. Mus., no. 933; Kirchhoff, Studien, 4th ed., p. 19; Lechat, Sculpt. attique avant Phidias, p. 148; Lippold, Portrdtstatuen, p. 15; Loewy, Gr. Plastik, pl. 3, fig. 8, and in Jahreshefte, 1909, p. 292, n. 189, and in Ath. Mitt., 1925, p. 29; Mendel in Constantinople Cat., I, p. 562; Mobius in Ath. Mitt., p. 1916, p. 167; V. Müller in Arch. Anz., 1921, p. 232 and in Arch. Plastik, fig. 18; Murray, Gr. Sculpt., 2nd ed., I, p. 117; Palaeographical Society Facsimiles, I, no. 76; Paris, Sculp., gr., fig. 49; Perrot, Hist., de l’Art, VIII, p. 273, fig. 110; Picard, Sculpt. ant., p. 296; Rayet and Thomas, Milet, pl. 25; Reinach, Répertoire, II, p. 629.2; Roberts, Gr. Epigraphy, p. 163, no. 138; Rodenwaldt, Kunst d. Ant., p. 178; Roehl, J.G.A., no. 488; Rouse, Gr. Votive Offerings, pp. 260, 372; v. Salis, Kunst. d. Griechen, p. 57; Wace, Sparta Mus. Cat., p. 119, fig. 116; Walters, Art of the Greeks, pl. 24; Wiegand in Ath. Mitt., 1906, p. 88; Winter, Kunstgesch. in Bild., I, 7, pl. 202, 1; Wolters in Springer's Kunstgesch., 12th ed., 1923, p. 193, fig. 385.
In a Milesian inscription of the Guild of Musicians a paean is described as being sung 'at Keraiites, beside the statues of Chares' ; U. von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff in Berliner Sitzungsber., 1904, p. 628; Haussoullier, Memoires de la Delegation en Perse, VII, p. 165.
- On display (G13)
- The head and neck, and both hands are missing, also both top-corners of the back of the throne and the finials of the arm-rests.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number