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3938

Marble funerary kouros (naked youth) found in the Mesogeia, Attica.
ca. 500 BC.

Funerary statue in the kouros type, made of Parian marble. It is preserved together with its low rectangular base, made of Pentelic marble. It was found in the Mesogeia, Attica. The left leg is advanced, while the arms are bent at the elbows and held forward and are no longer attached to the thighs. The short hair sits in small shell-like curls on the forehead. On the base is inscribed the name of the dead man Aristodikos in the genitive. This piece is considered as a landmark in the development of sculpture, and is the last in the kouros series.
Height 1,98 m.

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
                    
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