Colossal kouros from Sounion

Athens, NM 2720

Island marble.

Original height: 3.05 m.

Find-spot: 'Found in 1906, in a deep pit east of the temple of Poseidon at Sounion, together with a torso, fragments of arms, legs and hair, and their bases with feet in addition to the base on which the statue is now mounted' (Richter).


Richter, Gisela M.A. 1970. Kouroi: archaic Greek youths. A study of the development of the Kouros type in Greek sculpture (New York: Oxford University Press), 42-44, figs. 33-39, no. 2.

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