Ancient mimeticism: sculpture from the Archaic
& Classical Periods


Archaic Period (late 8th C. to 480 B.C.)

Attic sculptor (Greek)
Kouros of Sounion
end of 7th century B.C.
National Archeological Museum, Athens 

 

Attic sculptor (Greek)
Kouros of Ananyssos
6th century B.C.
National Archeological Museum, Athens

 

Getty Kouros
ca. 530 B.C. or modern forgery
J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu


Getty Kouros
ca. 530 B.C. or modern forgery
J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu

 

Kore of the Acropolis
ca. 500 B.C.
Acropolis Museum, Athens


Classical Period (480-323 B.C.)

Kritios Boy
attributed to Kritios
ca. 490-480 B.C.
Acropolis Museum, Athens

 

Charioteer
from the sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi
c.470 B.C.
bronze
Archaeological Museum, Delphi

 

Charioteer - detail
from the sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi
c.470 B.C.
bronze
Archaeological Museum, Delphi