As confirmed by the National Archaeological Museum of Athens (n.d.), it is during the years 600 through 480 B.C., the Archaic period, that Kouros sculptures governed Greek art. These sculptures came in male and female form, depicting subjects who the state had financially supported, or designed as religious building decorations, or serve as an immortal reminder of a dead person's good qualities and nature. However, secularism slowly began to infiltrate and influence Archaic art. This occurred when sculptures in temples and sanctuaries had the names of patron's, an artist, or even an individual's personal nature carved into the statue.
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[...] Below the next page is a copper brooch in the shape of a horse. The piece was made sometime around the Iron Age and Halstatt period in central Europe. Even cultures in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia practiced metal sculpting, as did the peoples of Central and North Asia. However, the people of Central American used ornamental stone materials like jade; minerals like Jadeite, and cinnabar, an ore from mercury. From Egypt, Greece's source of influence, they have many exquisite displays of their artisanship. [...]
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