from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kritios was a Greek sculptor.

He was between 495 and 450 BC. Active in Athens and, together with Nesiotes, replaced the statues of the murderers Harmodios and Aristogeiton on the Kerameikos in Athens from Antenor that had been carried away by Xerxes I.

There are replicas in marble of the two statues. a. in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples . The group is also imitated several times on smaller works of art (coins, vases, etc.). Kritios is one of the most important artists of the so-called strict style .

No less well known is the so-called Kritios boy on the Acropolis in Athens.