Chryselephantine Statues

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Chryselephantine Sculpture - Ancient Examples
... Chryselephantine statues were built around a wooden frame, with thin carved slabs of ivory attached, representing the flesh, and sheets of gold leaf representing the garments ... world, most famously the so-called "Palaikastro Kouros" (not to be confused with the Archaic statues known by that term) from Minoan Palaikastro, circa 1500 BC ... It is, however, not clear whether the Greek chryselephantine tradition is connected with them ...

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