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Acropolis Museum

The Kritias Boy (ca. 480 BC), is the marble statue of an ephebe (a youth between the ages 18 and 20) attributed to the sculptor Kritos or Kritias who, working with the sculptor Nesiotes, made a copy of Antinor's work The Tyrannicides, which the Persians took with them when they left. It was a milestone between the Archaic art and the conquests of the 5th century. The statue no longer is two dimensional and the inclination of the back gives the statue a greater flexibility. The eyes are inset and the long, wavy hair is rolled up around the head.- Acropolis Museum
















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