ca. 530 BCE
approx. 6’ 4” high.
National Archaeological Museum, Athens
This particular statue actually has a title -(Kroisos) based on the man who it is said
to depict. It is made in the general "kouros" type, however, of which there are many examples.
Notice the cumulative nature of these three statues...how does one lead to the next? Watch what will happen as we move further through history....
The importance of a smile - in this case, the "Archaic smile" and the videos below:
AFTER CAREFULLY REVIEWING THE RESOURCES ASSIGNED ABOVE: Answer the following questions completely and with specificity to the provided resources, personal reflection, and additional research as needed:
1. During which period of Greek history was this Kouros sculpture made?
2. Define: 1) in-the-round, 2) relief, 3) symbolic, 4) naturalistic, 5) kouros, 6) kore
3. How are these sculptures similar to AND different from the Egyptian, Cycladic, AND prehistoric sculptures that we have looked at? Be specific.
The female counterpart to the Kouros is the Kore. Remember, all these statues were painted. Here, you can paint your own Peplos Kore. If you have a color printer, you can complete one, print it out and include it in your sketchbook!