Marble unfinished kouros (youth)

From Naxos. About 540 BC.
ΝΑΜ, Γ 14

On the unfinished kouros traces of carving with the point are still visible. Statues of Naxian marble were found at various sites of mainland and insular Greece, while this raw material was exported as far away as Magna Graecia (southern Italy). The fashioning and development of the basic statue types in the Archaic period, such as the type of this kouros, are associated with the artistic tradition of the preceding centuries and influences from Egypt and the Near East.