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Kouros

Kouros

2nd quarter 6th Century BC

Marble

Overall: 62.5 cm (24 5/8 in.)

Gift of the Hanna Fund 1953.125

Description

Statues of kouroi (Greek for "youths") were made for little over a century, commencing shortly before 600 BC and ceasing soon after 500 BC, when Greek sculptors turned to other compositions. The type probably originated under Egyptian influence, but the development, which shows great variation, was entirely Greek. Many of these kouroi, including this example, are great works of art, the back of the present sculpture being particularly fine.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Marble

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