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03/22/2013 04:07 pm ET Updated May 22, 2013

82nd & Fifth: NAKED AUTHORITY by Joan R. Mertens

The weight of this two-thousand-pound solid marble statue rests on the figure's slim ankles. In addition to this great technical achievement, "His power resides in his beautiful body and the steadfast gaze," says curator Joan R. Mertens.

Have you ever admired this exquisite kouros from all angles in person at the Met? Experience the next best thing online--a complete, 360-degree look at his extraordinary details, including the narrow band around his neck and the ribbon that ties his beautifully groomed hair.

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