domingo, 6 de diciembre de 2015


Marble statue of a kouros (youth)
Period: Archaic
Date: ca. 590–580 B.C.
Culture: Greek, Attic
Medium: Marble, Naxian
Dimensions: H. without plinth 76 5/8 in. (194.6 cm); H. of head 12 in. (30.5 cm); length of face 8 7/8 in. (22.6 cm); shoulder width 20 5/16 in. (51.6 cm)
Classification: Stone Sculpture
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1932
Accession Number: 32.11.1
This kouros is one of the earliest marble statues of a human figure carved in Attica. The rigid stance, with the left leg forward and arms at the side, was derived from Egyptian art. The pose provided a clear, simple formula that was used by Greek sculptors throughout the sixth century B.C. In this early figure, geometric, almost abstract forms predominate, and anatomical details are rendered in beautiful analogous patterns. The statue marked the grave of a young Athenian aristocrat.

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