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Torso of a youth (kouros)

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This torso of a kouros, preserved from the neck to the waist, had the arms at the sides and the left leg slightly advanced. The left upper arm to the elbow and a smaller portion of the right arm are preserved. The hair is arranged in nine major tresses on the back and three on either side of the...

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By 1939: with T. Zoumpoulakis, 10 Edward Law, Athens (said to have been found quite close to the Acropolis in Athens); purchased by MFA from T. Zoumpoulakis, April 13, 1939, for $ 6,000.00

Credit Line

Archibald Cary Coolidge Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 560–550 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 012; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 106 (additional published references).


Height x width: 40.7 x 39.3 cm (16 x 15 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from the Greek island of Paros


The Ancient World