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Koouroi by museum collections


Greek mainland[edit]


Archaeological Museum of Thebes, Boeotia. Kouroi from Ptoon, 6th century BC, mostly Naxians. Boeotian work with an island influence (Cycladic), or import from Naxos.


Archaeological Mueum of Delphi, mostly small bronzes, 7th and 6th century BC (and eroded torsos of marble Kouroi)

Small daedalic kouros[edit]

Small bronze statuette in the daedalic style, 19,6 cm, probably imported from Crete, 625-600 BC


National Archaeological Museum of Athens[edit]

Kouros NAMA 1558[edit]

Found on Melos (Milos), Naxian work, 550 BC

Kouros NAMA 10[edit]

Found from Ptoon, Naxian work, 550 BC

Kerameikos Archaeological Museum[edit]

"Sacred Gate kouros", 600-590 BC, cat. no. P 1700


Archaeological Museum of Eleusis, Inv. no. 5112, marble torso, 550-525 BC



Archaeological Museum of Andros, Chora of Andros


Colossus of the Naxians[edit]

Kouros of the Naxians, high 8,50 to 10.5 meters, 580-570 BC. Originally it was made of one piece of marble with a base (3.48 x 5.08 m), near the Oikos of the Naxians at Delos. After 418 BC was damaged but immediately repaired and this report was written on the base.


Archaeological Museum of Paros, Parikia (Paroikia)


Archaeological Museum of Naxos[edit]

Chora of Naxos (Naxos Town)

In the quarries on Naxos[edit]

Kouros of Faranga[edit]

Near Flerio, semi-finished material, 5.5 m, 570 BC

See also Kouros of Faranga

Kouros of Flerio[edit]

Flerio near Mili near Melanes, 6.5 m, 6th century BC

See also Kouros of Flerio

Fira on Santorini[edit]

Archaeological Mueoum of Thera, Fira on Santorini, Cat. no 301 and 306. Torsos of funeral Kouroi, white marble, 650-600 BC. Found in the cemetery of Ancient Thera (Fira), in the western slope of the saddle Sellada.

Others Greek islands[edit]


Kouros of Thasos. A young man carrying a lamb. It is 3.5 meters high and dates back to around the year 600 BC. A young man carrying a ram. He is 3.5 metres tall and dates from around 600 BC. It belonged to the altar of Apollo. Perhaps he's a sacrificer, perhaps he represents Apollo holding a ram. The man is naked, in a priestly position, with his left leg in front without bending it. His hair is tied with a ribbon, forming a pattern that falls heavily. The hair is probably one of the last elements the sculptor worked on before leaving the statue unfinished after the marble cracked from the left ear towards the back of the head, which can still be seen today.


Samian Kouros, height 5.50m with its base, 570 BC, Archaeological Museum of Vathy (Samos)


Archaeological Museum of Rhodes



There are still a lot of kouroi and their torsos in the museum in Ephesus and other museums in Turkey, but unfortunately there are not enough high quality photos.


Kouros in Burgas[edit]

Late 6th century BC. Dressed kouros is the peculiarity.



Archaeological Museum of Florence = Museo archeologico nazionale, Firenze = Museo archeologico di Firenze


Museo archeologico regionale Paolo Orsi, Syracuse, Sicily





Kouros from Naxos, torso, Naxian marble, 550-540 BC. Altes Museum Berlin, Sk 1555. Acquired in 1903.



Munich Kouros[edit]

"Munich kouros", around 540 BC (540-530 BC respectively), parian marble. Found in Attica, High 208 / 211 cm. Glyptothek Muinich, Inv. N. 169.

Kouros of Tenea[edit]

Kouros of Tenea, marble, 153 cm, around 560-550 BC. Found in the cemetery of the ancient city Tene (near Athikion, between Corinth and Mycenae) in the Peloponnese. Glyptothek Munich, Inv. N. 168.

United Kingdom[edit]

British Museum[edit]


New York[edit]

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Yortk. MET 32.11.1, Attic, 195 cm, 590-580 BC

Los Angeles[edit]

Getty Villa, J. Paul Getty Museum, "Getty Kouros", 530 BC or modern falsum

Others in the USA[edit]

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