Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The last kouros

The tile to this image is true in two aspects. It's no only the last kouros I will post for a long time, but it has also been called the very last kouros created. This is due to it's shape and form - many have interpreted this as the breaking point between archaic and classical sculptural styles. It is thus dated to around 490-480 BC.

We will also after this piece move on the the classical period, but not without considering the phase of transition for a few days. My apologies for not posting more ceramic vessels first though, I have a lot of pictures of such artifacts but they are notoriously difficult to date.

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