|Collection:||Athens, Acropolis Museum|
|Title:||Acropolis Kore 643|
|Context:||From Athens, Acropolis|
|Findspot:||Found at Athens, Acropolis|
|Summary:||Head from statue of maiden|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue: kore|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 510 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. 0.14 m|
Subject Description: Head from a kore statue. Oval face with well integrated features, although depressions around mouth and outer corners of lips still give the hint of an archaic smile. Eyeballs carved and slightly protruding, tear ducts fully formed, upper lid curved. Hair formed soft frame around face with fairly loose waves. Stephane (on repaired section) with holes for attachment.
Form & Style: Development of features suggests a date toward the end of the 6th century, perhaps not as late as the last decade.
Condition: Head only (nearly complete)
Condition Description: Only the head is preserved. The top/back of head is worked in a separate piece. Since the marble is different and the carving more cursory it is probably a repair. Tip of nose broken away.