Identify the similarities and differences between the Old Kingdom statue of Menkaure and His Wife (c. 2500 BCE) and the Archaic Greek New York Kouros (c. 600 BCE).

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By “the Archaic Greek New York Kouros,” I am going to assume that you are referring to the kouros at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Kouroi (plural of kouros) were free-standing sculptures of young men made during the Archaic period of ancient Greek art. Those depicting women were known as kore, plural korai. They were greatly influenced by earlier and contemporary Egyptian sculpture such as the sculpture of Menkaure and His Wife.

Some similarities between kouroi/korai

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