Head of a Greek Youth

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 May 2018

This is the head of a statue of a Greek youth or Kouros. The rest of the body is in the Samos Museum; the whole statue would measure about 3.2 meters in height. His hair is plaited and falls behind the head, down to the neck. The depiction of the lips and mouth gives a smiling appearance. Marble. Archaic Period, 6th century BCE. From Samos, in modern-day Greece. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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