This presentation details the changes occurring within Greek Kouros Sculpture (during the Orientalizing Period), as compared to Egyptian Ka statuary figures. Kouros statues were often idealized male nudes, used as grave markers or as offerings in temples to the Greek god Apollo. Their female counterparts, Korai, maintained similar functions. The figures represented in this presentation drew much stylistically from Egyptian Ka statues, (believed to be the early home for the spirit of the deceased). This similarity and sharing of artistic canons represents a continuity between the art historical trends in early Egyptian stone sculpture and Archaic and Oriental Greek sculpture. This presentation will detail the figures stylistic similarities and differences, art historical significances, and archaeological relevance.
|Presenters:||Paige Doerner (Undergraduate Student)
Adam Graham (Undergraduate Student)
Madelyn Padalino (Undergraduate Student)
Kaleigh Smith (Undergraduate Student)
|Time:||11 am Session II|