The ancient Greeks are famous for their sculptures. They created many statues. They used statues of people as gifts for the gods or sometimes placed them on graves to remember what the dead looked like. The Greeks also worshipped statues of gods in their temples. Famous people might have their statue displayed in the agora. Most statues depicted men, women or gods. Small statues were made of clay or bronze. Large statues were usually made of either marble or bronze. Although the statues as we see them today are undecorated, in ancient times they were painted and were often bright and colourful.