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Tyrannicides


Date

477-476 BC

Provenance

Agora (Market place, heart of city)

Material

Originally bronze, marble copies.

Attribution

Kritios and Nesiotes

Authenticity

Roman marble copy of Greek bronze original

Subject Matter

Honorary statues. Symbols of democracy.

Anatomy

Fingers and toes have more detail.

Age difference.

Facial hair on Aristogeiton, none on Harmodius.

Pattern and Proportion

Less pattern than Anavyssos and New York Kouros.

1:7, 1.98m, more than life-size.

Pose and Realism

More movement/animation in arms and legs.

Symmetrical poses.

Action pose – first time seeing fully raised arm.

Drapery

Mostly nude.

Emotion

No archaic smile, inclusion of severe expression.

Harmodius confident, Aristogeiton more concealing.

Viewpoint

Views interesting from many angles, not just front.

Viewer made the tyrant, involved in the scene.



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