Kouros of Aristodikos

Find-spot: found in the Mesogeia, near Mt Olympos, Attica (1944).

Athens, National Museum 3938.

H. 1.98 m.

Inscription

'Of Aristodikos'.

Comment

The hexagonal shape of the foot-plinth is similar to that of the kouros of Antidotos by the sculptor Kallonides son of Deinias, which probably stood in the cemetery outside the Acharnian Gate of Athens (Jeffery 1962: 130-31, pl. 37, c-d, no. 28). Both inscriptions were cut by the same mason ('F').

References

Boardman, John. 1991. Greek sculpture: the archaic period (London: Thames and Hudson), fig. 145 ('about 510-500').

Jeffery, L.H. 1962. The inscribed gravestones of archaic Attica. Annual of the British School at Athens 57: 145, pl. 40, b, no. 59.

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), 139, figs. 489, 492-93, no. 165.

Travlos, John. 1988. Bildlexikon zur Topographie des antiken Attika (Tübingen: Ernst Wasmuth Verlag), 20, figs. 25-26.

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