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Ivory Statuette
known as the Palekastro Kouros

Although this statue is not considered part of the "Kouros" sculptures that
were created in the Archaic Period, it is named thus for the similarities to later art,
and included here for comparison purposes.

Found at the Palekastro settlement in three parts. It is made of hippopotamus ivory (probably imported from Egypt). Its head is carved from serpentine, the eyes made of rock crystal, its internal bowels made from wood, and its clothes consisted of gold leaf.

Neopalatial period, 50 cm tall (Sitia Museum, Crete)


Palekastro Kouros