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Saturday, March 7, 2015

A kouros

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A marble statue of a kouros (a sculpture of a standing nude young man) found in Anavyssos, Attica.
It had been stolen and taken to France, from where it was returned in 1937. It is worth noticing how powerful and articulate the body is with emphasized muscles. The statue stood on the grave of Kroisos, as is indicated by an epigram on its base that says: “Stop and mourn at the grave of dead Kroisos, whom the raging Ares destroyed when he fought among the defenders.”

It dates back to about 530 B.C.

Photographed in The National Archaeological Museum in Athens (here) on January 18, 2014.

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