Thursday, November 11, 2010


 Kouros is a term given to any sculpture of a male youth from the Archaic period in Greece. They symbolize the healthiest form and most vivacious physical appearance a man can have. Their purpose is sometimes supposed to be in praise of Apollo, a good-looking, perpetually young god himself, or as a commemorative piece, often found at the gravesites of Olympians or other great men. These structures do not necessarily depict what the deceased looked like at the moment of death, but instead immortalized the man's most glorious portion of his past.

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