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Volomandra Kouros

This figure is a good example of the middle phase of the Archaic period in Greek sculpture. Many anatomical features of the body have become more naturalistic — without breaking out of the rigid frontal striding pose — and marble rather than limestone is becoming the first choice material for sculptors. It is named after the place in Attica where it was discovered, on the site of an ancient burial ground; we can assume it was a memorial statue

Location of Original: 

Athens National Museum 1906


Lippold: Griechische Plastik, 38 (no.10)
Buschor, E: Frühgriechische Jünglinge, 57-
Richter: Kouroi, 130, no.51, pls. XLIII-XLIV
Stewart: Greek Sculpture, 119, pl. 120

560-550 BCE

Found at Kouvara-Kalyvia in the district of Volomandra, Attica

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