The Agrigento Ephebe – the river Akragas as a deity

The Agrigento Ephebe is a statue dating from 480 BC kept in the Regional Archaeological Museum “Pietro Griffo”, located in the Valley of the Temples. It depicts a kouros, a young man in his prime, naked and standing upright.
The statue is made of white marble, probably imported from Greece, and measures just over one metre tall.
According to some hypotheses, the Ephebe represents the Akragas river, to which the Akragantine people dedicated numerous statues.