Kore 593

'The Pomegranate Kore'

Find-spot: found in 1887 on the east side of the Erechtheion.

Akropolis Museum, no. 593.

Penetelic marble.

H. 99.5 cm

Colour: traces remain on the peplos and the epiblema.


Wreath in the right hand; a pomegranate in the right.

Dress: a chiton (observable on the upper right arm); a peplos, tied with a belt (notice the tassels); an epiblema (with tassels at corner).

Early use of the claw chisel.

Hurwit suggests that this kore was intended to be displayed against a wall.


'c. 560-550' (Hurwit)

'about 480-470' (Richter)


Dickins, Guy. 1912. Catalogue of the Acropolis Museum I (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 126 ff, no. 593.

Hurwit, Jeffrey M. 1999. The Athenian acropolis: history, mythology, and archaeology from the Neolithic era to the present (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 104, 105, fig. 74.

Payne, Humfry Gilbert Garth, and Gerard Mackworth Young. 1936. Archaic marble sculpture from the Acropolis (London), 9, pl. 12.

Richter, Gisela M.A. 1968. Korai: archaic Greek maidens. A study of the development of the Kore type in Greek sculpture (London: Phaidon Press), 40, figs. 147-50, no. 43.

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