Statue of a Greek Youth

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 May 2018
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This standing Greek youth is nude and his left thigh (the leg is lost) appears to advance forward. The neck and shoulders are smoothly modeled. His hair is plaited and falls behind the head. Many similar statues (or head of these statues) were found in Chios, Samos, and Rhodes; they comprise a homogenous group in the Archaic art of Ionia (in modern-day Western Anatolia). Archaic Period, circa 550-540 BCE. From Cyzicus, Erdek, in modern-day Turkey. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).

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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, May 13). Statue of a Greek Youth. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8673/statue-of-a-greek-youth/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of a Greek Youth." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 May 2018. Web. 18 Oct 2021.