These stiff, formal, and stylized statues of young men are an important feature of Archaic art, and they are known collectively as kouroi (the plural of kouros). One such image is the Kouros from Anavysos, shown in the image above.
More information about this statue is coming soon.
The Art and Culture of Early Greece
Professor Jeffrey M. Hurwit has written a wonderfully engaging book about the art, literature, and poetry of early Greece. Scholars and students alike should enjoy this book. Images of many works of ancient Greek art and an extensive glossary make this an excellent resource.