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Front view of the figurine
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.

Exhibit Features
Date: Archaic period, 540 B.C.
Place of discovery: Ancient Olympia, It was found at the west side of the Stadium.
Dimensions: height: 0,172 m
Material: Copper
Inventory number: Β 2400
Exhibition hole: Exhibition hall 7
Copyright: Hellenic Ministry of Culture
  Suggestive Bibliography
Olympia Bericht V, Berlin, 1956, 97 ff. Taf. 52-53
Mallwitz A., Herrmann H.V., Die Funde aus Olympia, Αθήνα, 1980, 128, Taf. 88
Γιαλούρη Α., Γιαλούρης Ν., Ολυμπία. Το μουσείο και το ιερό, Αθήνα, 1991, 173, 175
Αραπογιάννη Ξ., Ολυμπία. Η κοιτίδα των Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων, Αθήνα, 2001, 394
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