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Detail of marble base of a funerary kouros (naked youth) with relief scenes, found in Athens  510-500 BC. | by some guy called Darren
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Detail of marble base of a funerary kouros (naked youth) with relief scenes, found in Athens 510-500 BC.

Base of a funerary kouros (naked youth), made of Pentelic marble. It was found in Kerameikos, built into the Themistokleian wall. The statue would have stood on the grave of an athlete. The three sides of the base are decorated in relief. The front side depicts a scene from the palaestra. Two wrestlers are shown in action; on the left an athlete is ready to jump, on the right another is preparing the pit. The left side of the base represents six athletes involved in various athletic games. On the right side, two seated youths pair a dog and a cat in a fight. National Archaeological Museum of Athens

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Taken on March 17, 2012