Riace Warriors. These bronzes are from the early Classical Period and are a fine example of contrapposto - the statues have more realistic stances than earlier Archaic pieces. The Bronze statues were rescued from the sea off the coast of Southern Italy in 1972. (left) Bronze B - 430-420 BC. Possibly a Corinthian. (right) Bronze A - 460-450 BC. Probably an Athenian.
Unknown “The Hellenistic Prince” Statue of a prince or dynast without crown, traditionnally thought to be a Seleucid prince, maybe Attalus II of Pergamon. Bronze, Greek artwork of the Hellenistic era, 3rd-2nd centuries BC. |H. 2.20 m (7 ft. 2 ½ in.) | National Museum of Rome, Rome. via gibisoma
ca. 530-520 BCE. One of the few archaic greek bronze statutes to survive. From the last stage in the development of the Kouros that began in the early Archaic period ca. 640-580 BCE. The Piraeus Apollo is late archaic, ca. 530-480 BCE, showing detailed human anatomy almost in motion in a harmonious whole.