Kritios Boy

Following war with the Persians, this highly naturalistic sculpture was buried out of respect.


Kritios Boy, from the Acropolis, Athens, c. 480 B.C.E., 3′ 10″ high (Acropolis Museum, Athens)

Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "Kritios Boy," in Smarthistory, December 13, 2015, accessed December 10, 2023,