Archaic grave markers
Figures in the round
- Kouros from a cemetery in Attica. Early 6th c. BC.
The male kouros type and the female kore, which are archetypal archaic figures, served both as grave-markers and dedications
in sanctuaries. In Attica the series starts about the beginning of the 6th century BC and continues into the
early 5th century but is rare thereafter.
- Kouros and kore from Attica (Myrrhinous).
The two statues (left) had been damaged and buried together in antiquity. The kore's base is preserved: she is Phrasikleia who
will 'ever be called maiden, the gods allotting her this title instead of marriage'. About 550 BC.
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