Kore

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

Akropolis Museum, no. 619.

Naxian marble.

H. 1.43 m

Comments

Kore originally held a round object.

Dress: chiton and a short Ionic himation.

Hurwit suggests a Naxian sculptor: either based in Attica working for Athenian patrons, or selling completed statues to Athenian patrons from Naxos.

Dating

in the period '575-550' (Hurwit)

'575-550' (Richter)

References

Dickins, Guy. 1912. Catalogue of the Acropolis Museum I (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 150 ff, no. 619.

Hurwit, Jeffrey M. 1999. The Athenian acropolis: history, mythology, and archaeology from the Neolithic era to the present (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 104 (and n.22).

Payne, Humfry Gilbert Garth, and Gerard Mackworth Young. 1936. Archaic marble sculpture from the Acropolis (London), 9, pl. 20.

Richter, Gisela M.A. 1968. Korai: archaic Greek maidens. A study of the development of the Kore type in Greek sculpture (London: Phaidon Press), 47, figs. 194-97, no. 58.

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