Marble statue of a kore (maiden)


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 154

This statue of a young woman has the same pose and costume as the well-known statues of korai found on the Athenian Akropolis. She stands with her left leg slightly advanced. Her left hand grasped a fold of her thin linen chiton, pulling it tightly across her legs; the right hand probably held out an offering. The short himation (cloak), which passes diagonally over her right shoulder and under her left arm, falls in vertical, stacked folds. This type of dress originated in the East Greek cities on the coast of Asia Minor. The variation in layers and texture animates the surface of the statue, which was once brightly painted.

Marble statue of a kore (maiden), Marble, Island, Greek

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