Parian marble kouros.
Statue of a nude standing youth, less than life-size; from the base of the neck to below the knees is preserved, the head and lower legs are missing. Both arms are broken away above the biceps. Except for minor abrasions, the surface is in excellent condition.
The youth stands to the front, balanced on both legs, the right slightly drawn back. The arms were at the sides, the forearms bent forward to reach the front of the thighs, where the points of attachment remain. The hair was short, as no trace remains on the neck.
The bony structure of the chest is heavily emphasised, in contrast with the remainder of the modelling, the other body forms being slender and soft. The collar-bones are prominent; the shoulders are narrow and sloping. The breasts are high placed and in high relief, which is carried back to the armpits; both nipples are chipped, but were originally large. The lower edge of the ribs is strongly outlined; the navel is eye-shaped, the lower abdomen and the hips are long and narrow. The thighs and legs are square-cut in section. At the back the shoulders are flat and the pelvis prominent, the spine slightly incurved.
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