Archaeological Museum, Athens. The column is inscribed with two lines of hexameter verse referring to a dedication to Athena by Kallias, son of Didymaios, the victor in a boy's race at the Panathenaic games. The Riace Warriors (also referred to as the Riace bronzes or Bronzi di Riace) are two life-size Greek bronze statues of naked, bearded warriors.The statues were discovered by Stefano Mariottini in the Mediterranean Sea just off the coast of Riace Marina, Italy, on August 16, 1972. Acropolis sculptures: The Kritios Boy; R. Ross Holloway, The Hand of Daedalus, ch II "The Fateful Year 480 in the History of Greek Art" Kritios in context. The Calf-Bearer and the Kritian Boy at the dig site on the Acropolis, 1865. (1911). It is the first statue known to use the contrapposto posture. Chisholm, Hugh, ed. Kritios Boy, c. 480 BCE. Image courtesy Wikipedia via user Tetrakys . The sculpture was probably a dedicatory statue, and it is possible that he stood on an Ionic column found in the same vicinity. "Critius and Nesiotes" .

Kritios Boy. From Allan Kohl, Ephebe (Kritios Boy) (ca. Kritios Boy: Damaged by the Persians, Buried for 2,400 Years, Resurrected for the World to See The Kritios Boy is an Early Classical Greek sculpture with an eventful history. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kritios. The statues are currently housed in the Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia in the Italian city of Reggio Calabria.

The Kritios boy was found in two parts at the Acropolis in Athens in 1865 and 1888. 480 BCE), Greek, Late Archaic, marble, 86 cm Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). The statue of a boy not more than fifteen years old, certainly the victor in a contest for boys. The Kritios Boy, Perserschutt, and the Early Classical Style. The Kritios Boy belongs to the early Classical period of ancient Greek sculpture from 480 BC. Name: Kritios Boy Date: 480 BCE Medium: Marble Location: Greece Artist: Unknown Form: Contrapposto (relaxed stance, shoulders back, hip out) Function: To display a more realistic portrayal of a human body Content: Shift in weight - more weight placed on hips Context: 7: 3044105936 When I saw the Kritios Boy on display in Athens (back in 2003, in the old version of the Acropolis Museum), I was struck by how the statue was smaller than I anticipated.