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Dermys and Kitylos

Grave monument of two young men. It bears an inscription saying that it was erected by Amphalkes for Dermys and Kitylos — you can make out their names written beside their legs.

The figures are almost in the round, but the carving retains the shape of the block of limestone from which it has been made. Note how the waists are narrowed to allow room for their arms, and how the arms they throw around each other’s shoulders are awkwardly fitted in behind their heads

Location of Original: 

Athens National Museum 56


Purchased 1884 from Martinelli


Lippold: Griechische Plastik, 40 (n.1), pl. 10.4
Johansen: the Attic Grave Reliefs of the Classical Period (1951), 105
Buschor: Frühgriechische Jünglinge (1950), 32-
Richter: Kouroi, no.10 (no.11 in the 1970 third edition)
Friedländer: Epigrammata, no.4
Reporter: 19 June 1885, 891, no.38
Stewart: Greek Sculpture, 112, pl. 61
Inscription: IG VII, 579; Jeffery LSAG 92, 94, no. 8; SEG xix, 336
Walston, Catalogue of Casts in the Museum of Classical Archaeology (1889), 17, no.44

Second quarter C6 BCE

Amphalkes erected this monument over the graves of Kittylos and Dermys


From the necropolis of Kokali, Tanagra, north of Athens

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