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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

Kouros, Korai and Ka: A Comparative Study of the Human Body in Stone

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.


Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.
Presenters: Paige Doerner (Undergraduate Student)
Adam Graham (Undergraduate Student)
Madelyn Padalino (Undergraduate Student)
Kaleigh Smith (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Anthropology
Location: 14 Hartwell
Time: 11 am Session II

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