Bronze statuette of a young woman

Period: Archaic

Date: late 6th century B.C.

Culture: Etruscan

Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: H. 11 9/16 in. (29.4 cm)

Classification: Bronzes

Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917

Accession Number: 17.190.2066


This young Etruscan woman is shown elaborately dressed in a fine, crinkled undergarment, possibly a chiton, with a heavier himation draped diagonally across her chest. She wears pointed shoes and a fillet with three rosettes on her head, as well as earrings and a necklace. With her left hand, she pulls at her dress; her right arm would have been extended and, most likely, bent up at the elbow. Her pose and garments find many parallels in Greek sculpture of the sixth century B.C., although her shoes and the considerable use of incised, rather than modeled, details are typically Etruscan. Like her Greek counterparts, this kore was offered most likely as a dedication at a sanctuary.