The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Boëthus

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BOËTHUS, Greek sculptor: b. Chalcedon early in the 2d century B.C. He is celebrated for his statues of children. ‘The Boy With the Goose’ was his most famous work. A girl playing with dice and a boy extracting a thorn were subjects of other masterpieces by him. According to Pliny he excelled in working in silver. Consult Journal of Hellenic Studies (Vol. VI, p. 7) and Jahrbuch d. d. Inst. (1904, p. 212).