Statue of kouros

From Merenda of Attica. About 540–530 BC.
ΝΑΜ, Γ 4890

This kouros, like Phrasikleia, adorned the grave of a member of the same prominent family of Mesogeia. The two sculptures had been placed by the relatives in a pit at the ancient cemetery of Myrrhinous, to protect them from an imminent destruction (by the Persian invasion or by political rivals).