Title page for ETD etd-04012006-020209

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Myers, Elisabeth
URN etd-04012006-020209
Title The Antikythera Youth in Its Context
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Patricia Lawrence Committee Chair
Darius Spieth Committee Member
Mark Zucker Committee Member
  • bronze statue
  • shipwreck
  • Antikythera Youth
  • Antikythera
  • late classical Greek sculpture
Date of Defense 2006-03-17
Availability unrestricted
The bronze statue known as the Antikythera Youth was discovered in numerous fragments by sponge divers in 1900 with the remains of an ancient shipwreck near the small island of Antikythera, south of the Peloponnesus of Greece. The divers, together with the Greek government, recovered the statue and the rest of the ship’s cargo. The statue was then taken to the National Archaeological Museum, where it was assembled and restored. In the 1950s, the statue underwent a second restoration. This thesis examines the condition of the statue after the restorations and the technique by which it was made. It also examines the stylistic features of the statue in relation to other Greek sculptures as well as its iconography and possible original context.
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