During the Archaic Period, most large-scale statues of standing youths, or kouroi, were depicted nude. The draped kouros as a type, according to Ridgway (The Archaic Style in Greek Sculpture, p. 75), is found almost exclusively in Asia Minor and Samos, with one example from the Athenian Acropolis and one from Sicily. More commonly, draped male figures are seated or carry an offering. The quality of the drapery of the present example is far superior to most of the standing figures known. See for example the kouros from Samos, no. 84 in Boardman, Greek Sculpture, The Archaic Period, and the kouros with a dedicatory inscription for Dionysermos, now in Paris, thought to be from Miletos or Samos, no. 51 in Hamiaux, Les Sculptures Grecques. For the draped kouros from Syracuse, see pl. 13-14 in Ridgeway, op. cit., and for the example from the Acropolis see pl. 102 in Payne, Archaic Marble Sculpture from the Acropolis.