Of Dark-Age sculpture, only small bronzes and terracottas survive; unpretentious at first, by the 8th cent. they tend to favour the rigorously analytical forms of contemporary vase-painting. Some wooden cult images certainly existed, though most were perhaps aniconic or semi-iconic. Yet *Homer describes an *Athena at *Troy that was probably lifesize and fully human in form (Il. 6. 297 ff.); and a half-lifesize *Apollo, a *Leto, and an *Artemis, bronze-plated over a wooden core, survive from Cretan Drerus (see
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