Phidias' Hammer and Chisel

Origin

Phidias

Type

Hammer and Chisel

Effects

Freezes the user in one moment

Downsides

Effects

Activation

Hitting the hammer on the chisel towards a person

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Iris-258G

Aisle

392480-1244

Shelf

542186-4824-319

Date of Collection

1958

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Origins[edit | edit source]

Phidias was a Greek sculptor famous for creating the statue of Zeus at Olympia, one of the original seven wonders of the ancient world, and the statue of Athena at the Athens Acropolis. His statues were usually made of either bronze or chryselephantine, a combination of gold and ivory. A friend of the statesman Pericles, his enemies tried to attack Pericles by accusing Phidias of stealing gold from the monument’s construction and adding Pericles and himself onto Athena’s shield. Although the first claim proved false, the second was not and he was jailed. In 1958, archaeologists found Phidias workshop, from which the hammer and chisel were taken.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Freezes subjects like a statue if the chisel is pointed at them and struck with the hammer. Touching them with the chisel reverses the effect.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When retrieving the artifact, one of the agents noticed an archaeologist seemed to have a particular interest in the pair of objects and their abilities. The artifact was quickly stolen under the guise of night and the archaeologist has never resurfaced.
  • Agents believe that Phidias may have had several of his own artifacts in his workshop, and possibly even one from Pericles himself.
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