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Kore holding a pomegranate and a wreath

Collection: Athens, Acropolis Museum
Title: Pomegranate Kore
Context: From Athens, Acropolis
Findspot: Found at Athens, Acropolis (found in 1887 East of the Erechtheion)
Summary: Standing woman holding a wreath and a pomegranate
Object Function: Votive
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Free-standing statue: kore
Category: Single monument
Style: Early Archaic
Technique: In-the-round
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 580 BC - ca. 570 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.095 m
Scale: Life-size
Region: Attica
Period: Early Archaic

Subject Description: This kore wears a belted peplos (with maeander decoration) over a chiton (the right buttoned sleeve emerges from beneath the epiblema), with an epiblema thrown over her shoulders. The corners of the epiblema her weighed down with large tassels. She holds a wreath in her right hand, and a pomegranate in her left hand, which she holds close to her chest. A necklace of beaded pendants (thre of which are preserved) adorns her throat. Her hair falls smoothly down her back, with only two curly locks at either side, while three curly locks fall over each of her shoulders, reaching down to her waist.

Condition: Intact

Condition Description: Missing the head (above the neck) and the lower legs and feet; chipped at the ends of the hair, and the right thumb, and the neck.

Material Description: Pentelic, according to Brouskari

Sources Used: Brouskari 1974, 43-44, fig. 75

Other Bibliography: Adam 1966, 19; Langlotz & Schuchhardt 1943, no. 2; Richter 1968, 40 no. 43, figs. 147-50; Langlotz in Langlotz & Schrader 1939, 43 no. 2, pl. 2