Unfinished Kouros in Pentelic Marble

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 02 October 2016
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The unfinished state of the sculpture (statuette of a nude young male) reveals how the basic shape for this type of standing figure was 1st "roughed out" with a point. Archaic Greek, 6th century BCE. Found in the quarry at Stamato, Vouni, Mt. Pentelikon, near Athens, Greece. (The British Museum, London).

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 02). Unfinished Kouros in Pentelic Marble. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5819/unfinished-kouros-in-pentelic-marble/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Unfinished Kouros in Pentelic Marble." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 02, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5819/unfinished-kouros-in-pentelic-marble/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Unfinished Kouros in Pentelic Marble." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 02 Oct 2016. Web. 27 Nov 2021.

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