Figurine of a young man
Archaic period statuette depicting a young man as a kouros. The athlete is presented in a frontal position, with his left foot slightly forward, his arms at his sides and with strong facial features. He wears a pointed-leaved wreath, most likely made of palm-tree leaves. It is possibly the so-called "Thyreatic Wreath", a wreath worn by the leaders of the dance during the children's dance at Sparta. The theatrical dances were performed in remembrance of the Spartan victory against the Argives at Thyrea. The sculpture is a typical example of a Laconian workshop and dates to the 6th century B.C.