Thursday, July 2, 2009

A later kouros

I post this picture at the risk of being repetitive - you may see the close resemblance to the one I posted only a few days ago. That is actually my intention as I want to show you how the type develops during the period.

This statue is called the Anavysos Kouros (after where it was found, in Anavysos) and dates from ca 530 BC (70 year later than the other one). Notice how the body now is rendered in a much more naturalistic way, but still very much in the same shape - it is still, no doubt, a kouros.

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