A superb example of mature archaic art.
Apollo found at Piraeus, the earliest statue in Greek sculpture. In his left hand the God held a bow, in his right a phiale (vessel like a bowl) for the libation he was about to offer.
Apollo was the god of the ideal order and balance and the depictions of naked young men in the Kouros (young male) type are believed to be representations of the god.
About 525 BC. National Archaelogical Museum, Athens.
(H. 53cm / 21 inches)