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Dipylon Head, detail of right ear

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Dipylon Head, detail of eyes and nose

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Dipylon Head, detail of right side of neck with necklace

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Dipylon Head, from back left

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Dipylon Head, detail of fillet knot in back

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Dipylon Head, frontal view

Collection: Athens, National Archaeological Museum
Title: Dipylon Head
Context: From Athens, Kerameikos
Findspot: Excavated at Athens, Kerameikos (in fortifications near the Dipylon Cemetery, in 1916)
Summary: Head of youth
Object Function: Funerary?
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Free-standing statue: kouros
Category: Separated fragments
Style: High Archaic
Technique: In-the-round
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 600 BC - ca. 580 BC
Dimensions:

H 0.42 m

Scale: Over life-size
Region: Attica
Period: High Archaic
In Whole: Kouros of the Dipylon Head


Condition: Fragmentary

Condition Description:

Head has broken away from body. Surface well preserved. Traces of red color in the bands around the hair.

Material Description: Island marble

Sources Used: Stewart 1990, 111, figs. 47-48; Karouzou 1968, 5, pl. 3