Bryaxis

Tripod base showing Bryaxis's signature. Oxford, Ashmolean Museum Cast Gallery Cat. No. D091a. Photo. Ian Hiley, Beazley Archive.Tripod base showing one of four sides. Oxford, Ashmolean Museum Cast Gallery Cat. No. D091b. Photo. Ian Hiley, Beazley Archive.There were two Greek sculptors with this name. The 4th-century Bryaxis signed a marble tripod base decorated with athletic scenes in relief, and was alleged to have participated in the sculptural decoration of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. The 3rd-century Bryaxis created the type of the seated god Serapis, which was much copied, especially in Greek Egypt.

Above left: Tripod base showing Bryaxis's signature. Oxford, Ashmolean Museum Cast Gallery Cat. No. D091a. Photo. Ian Hiley, Beazley Archive. © Ashmolean Museum

Above right: Tripod base showing one of four sides. Oxford, Ashmolean Museum Cast Gallery Cat. No. D091b. Photo. Ian Hiley, Beazley Archive. © Ashmolean Museum