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Panaenus, brother of Phidias, was an ancient Greek painter who worked in conjunction with Polygnotus and Micon at Athens.[1]

The painting of the Battle of Marathon in the Stoa poikile is ascribed to Panaenus and to Micon and Polygnotus, who may have assisted him.[2]

He also painted the marble sides of the throne of the statue of Zeus erected by his brother at Olympia.[1]

Depiction of the Battle of Marathon in the Stoa Poikile, by Panaenus (reconstitution)


  1. ^ a b Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Panaenus" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 20 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 663.
  2. ^ Smith, William (ed.) 1870, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. Little & Brown, Boston & London (p. 466, entry Polygnotus).