|Collection:||Athens, Acropolis Museum|
|Context:||From Athens, Acropolis|
|Findspot:||Excavated at Athens, Acropolis (lower part and left arm)|
|Summary:||A woman wearing a chiton, a himation, and a polos, and holding a dove|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue: kore|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 550 BC - ca. 540 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. 0.65 m|
Subject Description: A woman with large shoulder wearing a chiton, a thin himation draped diagonally over her self shoulder and arm, and a polos, decorated with an incised lotus and palmette frieze. She wears her hair arranged in scallops over her forehead, and long crinkly locks, three each falling over either shoulder, but first tucked behind her ears which are adorned with dangling earrings. She holds her left hand on her upper thigh, but her right hand at waist level, supporting a dove, which is presumably a gift to the goddess.
Condition Description: The upper part is restored from the portion known in the Lyons Museum. The upper legs are formed from rejoined fragments; the statue below the knees is missing.
Material Description: Pentelic, according to Brouskari
Other Notes: This kore is named for the fact that a fragment constituting her upper part (restored in plaster in the Acropolis Museum), was earlier known in Marseilles (1719), from where it was transported to the Lyons Museum.