|Collection:||Athens, Acropolis Museum|
|Title:||Polos Kore (head)|
|Context:||From Athens, Acropolis|
|Findspot:||Found at Athens, Acropolis|
|Summary:||Face of a kore wearing a polos|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue: kore|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 500 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. 0.275 m|
Subject Description: A female face with a slightly smiling lips (an "Archaic smile"), horizontally aligned almond shaped eyes, and lightly arched brow, is crowned with a mass of hair comprised of waves that follow the shape of the forehead, a vertically crinkled taenia (headband), and a cylindrical crown, or polos.
Condition Description: Comprised of two rejoined fragments (broken across the mouth), comprising the front of the head of a kore; the left side of the nose is chipped off; the face has a few dark adhesions, as does the polos, which is also chipped and slightly stained. Some red paint remains on the hair.
Material Description: Perhaps Pentelic, according to Brouskari