Which culture had the greatest influence on archaic greek sculpture?
|Q:Which culture had the greatest influence on archaic greek sculpture?|
as discussed in the chapter's "continuity and change," which of the following cultures seems to have had the greatest influence on archaic greek sculpture?
There is an orientalising style in the early archaic period, but this applies mainly to pottery http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orientaliziˇ This excludes Persia.
The Cycladic and Minoan cultures are much older than the archaic period and other events and cultural currents interfered in the meantime. A person living in the archaic period could not have even seen a Cycladic or Minoan artefact.
This leaves us with Egypt, which is the correct answer. However, the Greeks managed quickly to make their sculpture far less static than the Egyptian.