Timotheus (fl. ca. 375 B.C. - ca. 350 B.C.)
RA Collection: People and Organisations
The Greek sculptor Timotheus (fl. ca. 375 BC – ca. 350 BC) carved the sculptures on the pediment of the temple of Asclepius at Epidaurus, parts of which are preserved in the National Museum in Athens. The inscription of this building mentions Timotheus as having been contracted to execute aspects of the work on the building.
According to the Roman historian Pliny, Timotheus also worked on friezes for the mausoleum at Halicarnassus, although no specific parts of the friezes have been securely attributed to him. He also made numerous statues of gods, warriors, athletes and priests. A marble figure in the RA collection has been attributed to Timotheus by Bernard Ashmole, the archaeologist and art historian who was Keeper of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum from 1939–1956.
Born: fl. ca. 375 B.C.
Died: ca. 350 B.C.