11 December 2014
A GREEK BRONZE KOUROS
ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Solid-cast, depicted nude, standing with the left leg slightly advanced, with broad shoulders, his arms lowered and pulled back, his muscular body well defined, his hair in a smooth roll above the forehead, bound in a fillet and falling onto his shoulders in six long tresses
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high
Charles Gillet (1879-1972), Lausanne; thence by descent to his son, Renaud Gillet (1913-2001), Paris.
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For related examples see no. 27 in M. Comstock and C. Vermeule, Greek, Etruscan & Roman Bronzes in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and figs. 515-517 in G.M.A. Richter, Kouroi, Archaic Greek Youths.
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