He is supposed to have been the father of the great Praxiteles. One of his most important works was a statue of Eirene carrying Ploutos (Peace bringing Plenty) which was set up at the Peirĉus (the port of Athens) to commemorate the peace of 371 B.C. A copy of this work (Brunn, op. cit.) is in the Glyptothek at Munich. A copy of the infant Ploutos was recently found at the Peirĉus. A son of Praxiteles also bore the name Cephisodotus.