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Kouros

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The statuette is an excellent illustration of how the proportions of monumental and miniature kouroi were interrelated, creating a similar visual effect regardless of the scale involved. The yellowish patina and the crystals in the stone add to the attractiveness of this small figure. The...

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Provenance

From Naukratis, Temenos of Aphrodite. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Cypriote, Archaic Period, about 575–550 B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 008; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 106 (additional published references).

Dimensions

14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

88.734

Medium or Technique

Gypsum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture