303 BC

Chares of Lindos (in the island of Rhodes)
Greek sculptor.
Chares was a pupil of Lysippus, and is especially famous for the colossal statue of Helios (the Sun God) which he erected at Rhodes and which was called one of the seven wonders of the world. This statue, 105 feet high, was paid for by the sale of war machines which Demetrios Polyorketes abandoned when he was obliged to raise the siege of Rhodes in 303 B.C. After standing sixty years it was thrown down by an earthquake.




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