Height: 1.05 m
Marble from Paros
Archaic Acropolis Gallery
The Kore was discovered in 1886 in the so-called "Korai Pit" northwest of the Erechtheion. She was found in many fragments and was later reassembled. The Kore stands on a plinth carved out of the same block of marble.
She is clad in a chiton with sleeves, over which she wears a short himation which passes obliquely under her right arm and fastens on the left with small buttons rendered in relief. A painted meander decorates the central fold and the hem of the chiton and a band of, once blue and red meander, embellishes the border of her himation. In contrast to most of the other Kore statues, not only is her himation secured over her left shoulder instead of the right, but she also projects her right and not her left foot.
The Kore wears a stephane on her head, earrings with painted rosettes and sandals with thin straps. Her wavy hair falls on her back and four long curls frame each side of her face and spill to her chest. In her bended left arm, which was carved from a separate piece of marble, she would have held her offering to the goddess, while with her right she was likely pulling aside her chiton to facilitate her step. Ionian influences led some scholars to believe that this statue was made by an Ionian workshop.
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