Translations:Serapis Bey/32/en

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Phidias also created a huge statue of Zeus out of gold and ivory that stood in the temple of Olympia. He was also a painter, engraver and master of metalwork. His art is characterized by its exalted beauty and spirituality, and he lived as the ultimate personification of the golden age of Grecian master artists who had an enduring influence on all subsequent Western art.