5th century BC

Unfortunately, there are no surviving sculptures to show us what this person looked like.
Pheidias is considered to be one of the greatest ancient Greek sculptors. He is most well known for the colossal gold and ivory statue of Athena in the Parthenon. Another of his sculptures, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

He was chosen by Perikles to oversee the creation of the sculptures for the Parthenon.

People leading a cow for sacrifice in the Panathenaic procession. Part of the Parthenon frieze designed by Pheidias.

This is a copy of the shield held by the colossal statue of Athena in the Parthenon. It is believed that the figure facing left with his hands above his head, below the face in the centre of the shield, is based on Pheidias himself.
© The British Museum 2005