The canon of Polykleitos: a question of evidence

@article{Stewart1978TheCO,
  title={The canon of Polykleitos: a question of evidence},
  author={Andrew M. Stewart},
  journal={The Journal of Hellenic Studies},
  year={1978},
  volume={98},
  pages={122 - 131}
}
It is now rather over a century since the marble statue of a youth in Naples was recognised as a copy of the Doryphoros of Polykleitos, and the first attempt made to extract from it the mathematical principles of the Polykleitan canon. Periodic warnings uttered on the subject by such scholars as Gardner and Furtwängler failed to deter further speculation, which culminated in Anti's monumental publication of 1921. Understandably enough, this seems effectively to have checked research in the… 

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