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From palmette and volute bases two kouroi kneel back to back so that their headdresses join. Their hands are at their sides, palms out along their bodies. Details of the body and volute bases are incised. The faces were worn in antiquity. Dark green "Dodona" patina.


By 1961: with Dr. Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass. (said to come from Florina in Macedonia); May 10, 1961: purchased by MFA from Dr. Hugo Weissmann for $ 800-.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 540 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 412; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).


Length: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)

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The Ancient World