Collection: Athens, Acropolis Museum
Title: Late Archaic Kore
Context: From Athens, Acropolis
Findspot: Found at Athens, Acropolis
Summary: Kore wearing a himation over a belted chiton, and a stephane
Object Function: Votive?
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Free-standing statue: kore
Category: Single monument
Style: Late Archaic
Technique: In-the-round
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 520 BC
Dimensions: H. 1.77 m
Scale: Life-size
Region: Ionia
Period: Late Archaic

Subject Description: This kore, who steps forward lightly with her left foot, wears a heavy himation, with thick folds, draped over her shoulders like a cape. The ends of the himation are arranged in mannerred zigzags falling from either side of each arm. The surface of her undergarment, a belted chiton, is crinkly (as indicated by vertically aligned zigzags) on her torso, with a large overfold falling over a skirt with a thick central fold and narrower vertical pleats on the sides. While her left arm is lowered, her right arm is bent at the elbow; presumably she was shown offering a gift to the goddess. Her wavy hair is bound by a stephane projecting from the front of the crown of her head, so that the hair on the crown is not decorated. Beneath the stephane the hair is arranged in scallopped locks cascading down the back, three crinkled locks falling in front of each shoulder, beaded loops just in front of the ears, and narrow waves emanating from a center part over the crown. Bronze earrings would have been added (as indicated by the extant holes).

Condition: Intact

Condition Description: Comprised of several rejoined fragments, missing the forearms and hands, and the ankles and feet; the nose is chipped off, and slight scratches and stains mar the surface. Much of the back has been chipped away.

Material Description: Island marble, according to Brouskari

Sources Used: Brouskari 1974, 74-75, figs. 140-41

Other Bibliography: Richter 1968, 70 no. 111, figs. 341-44; Karouzos 1961, 47 no. C 10, 49, 53; Lippold 1950, 78 n. 4; Langlotz & Schuchhardt 1943, pls. 16-17; Langlotz in Langlotz & Schrader 1939, 56 no. 14, pls. 25-26; Payne 1936, pls. 42.2-3, 43.1