From:Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectLong known as Apollos, kouroi often represent the deity or any other god to whom they were dedicated. Early examples were of colossal size, others stood as memorials, and smaller examples could be offered in sanctuaries.
This figurine is a cast of an original kouros which was found in the Stadium at Olympia and may have been a dedication in honour of a young victor in an Olympic sports competition. This statuette is presented in athletic or heroic nudity – immortalising a male youth as he might have appeared in the palaestra. He is crowned with a radiating coronet alluding to his successes. As a young victor, there was no greater honour than to be crowned with a kotinos, a champion's olive wreath.
MakerMinistry of Culture Archaeological Receipts Fund
Maker RoleCasting and Copying Workshop
Date Madeca. 1988-1989 AD
Place MadeGreece; Athens
Place NotesOriginal manufactured in Olympia
Medium and MaterialsPlaster
Style and IconographyArchaic
MeasurementsHeight 200 mm
Weight 150 gm
Named CollectionThe James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Credit LinePurchased, 1979.
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