ca. 530 BCE
approx. 6’ 4” high.
National Archaeological Museum, Athens
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:
- During which period of Greek history was this Kouros sculpture made?
- Define: 1) in-the-round, 2) relief, 3) symbolic, 4) naturalistic, 5) stylized, 6) abstract, 7) kouros, 8) kore
- Explain some similarities and differences between the kouros sculptures and those preceding them - Paleolithic, Egyptian, and Cycladic.
The female counterpart to the Kouros is the Kore. Remember, all these statues were originally painted with bright colors. 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!