Marble head of a kouros (naked youth) from Kerameikos.
ca. 600 BC.
Head of a kouros, made of Naxian marble. It was found in the Kerameikos, near Dipylon. The face is long and oval, the forehead high, the eyes large and almond-shaped and the eyebrows shaped like an arch. The long hair is tied by a ribbon and forms beaded tresses, ending in an oval shape where it hangs on the nape of the neck. The kouros, to which the head and also the right hand under inv. no. 3965 belonged, was larger than life-size (about 3,00 m. high). One of the earliest examples of monumental sculpture.
Height 0,44 m.