Kouros Nude Male Youth Cast Marble Greek Sculpture Statue Museum Copy 31in
* MADE IN GREECE - HANDMADE *
Height : 79 cm (31 inches)
Width : 21 cm (8.27 in)
Weight: 12,5 kgr (27.5 lb)
Material & Manufacture process: Cast Marble
Cast Marble statues are made from a composite material in which natural crushed Greek Marble stone is mixed with a small quantity of resin that works as a glue. The mixture is then poured into a mold of the statue design. Because the powder is so fine the smallest details can be reproduced using this method. Over 90% of the finished sculpture is natural crushed Greek Marble stone, which gives it a look and feel of solid natural marble. All sculptures are finished by hand to ensure the finest quality. This strong material is water and weather resistant, doesn't have bubbles, will not crack, and can be washed with most cleaning agents.
Please note: Our statues are not carved. Natural marble statues are hand carved and command a very hefty price. Our product offerings are intended to be affordable to the majority public.
This statue is based on the 6nd-century BC marble sculpture known as «The Kroisos Kouros» which is exhibited in the National Archaelogical Museum of Athens. The Kroisos Kouros is a marble kouros from Anavyssos in Attica which functioned as a grave marker for a fallen young warrior named Kroisos (Κροῖσος). A kouros is the modern term given to free-standing ancient Greek sculptures that first appear in the Archaic period in Greece and represent nude male youths. In Ancient Greek kouros means “youth, boy, especially of noble rank”. Although Kouroi have been found in many ancient Greek territories, they were especially prominent in Attica and Boiotia.
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