Collection: Athens, Acropolis Museum
Title: Samian Kore
Context: From Athens, Acropolis
Findspot: Athens, Acropolis
Summary: Young woman wearing himation over a fine chiton
Object Function: Votive?
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Free-standing statue: kore
Category: Separated fragments
Style: High Archaic
Technique: In-the-round
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 600 BC - ca. 575 BC
Dimensions: H. 1.80 m; W. (max.) 0.285 m
Scale: Life-size
Region: Attica
Period: High Archaic

Subject Description: The woman represented by this statue wears a himation draped diagonally across the upper chest, over a chiton, which is rendered with narrow, parallel pleats. She holds her right arm rigidly at her side, whereas her left arm was bent, holding an apple (?) to her chest.

Form & Style: The style of drapery recalls Samian korai, such as those from the Geneleos Group. The style and technique of this kore are also quite similar to another one from the Acropolis, Athens, Acropolis 677.

Condition: Fragmentary

Condition Description: Missing head, feet, and the left arm, below the middle of the upper arm, except where it was held to the chest (where it has been chipped off); a fragment comprising the wrist has been reattached.

Material Description: Coarse-grained (Naxian?) marble, according to Brouskari

Sources Used: Brouskari 1974, 48-49, fig. 86

Other Bibliography: Richter 1968, 47 no. 58, figs. 194-97; Langlotz in Langlotz & Schrader 1939, 63-64 no. 22, pl. 33; Payne 1936, 9, pl. 20