In the Archaeological Museum of Samos Town, amongst other things finds from Ireon are exhibited, as well as the colossal Kouros. Kouros of Samos is an ancient sculpture created in the 6th century BCE. The inscription on its left thigh reads: "Isches, son of Rhesis, set this up". It stands nearly 5.5 meters tall (!) and its body is mostly intact. Originally it was one of the several colossal statues lining the route to the sanctuary of goddess Hera on Samos. #kouros #museum #samos #greece
Kore from the Acropolis Archaic period (600 – 480 BCE) The Kouros and Kore statues were usually lifesize or larger, and made of marble. The kouros (male statue) was always nude and the koure (female statue) was always clothed. The left leg is always forward, the arms are close to the body, touching the side of their thighs. Strict symmetry, simple geometric forms, no individualization.