Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Peplos Kore (with traces of color)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Statue of a maiden. She takes her name from the heavy wool garment which she wears over her chiton (only the hem of the chiton is visible)The simplicity of her dress is particularly noteworthy since by this time (the early 520's) the many other korai dedicated on the Acropolis invariably wear the more elaborate Ionic himation. It has been suggested that she should be separated from the series of maidens who were dedications to Athena. her costume is deliberately old-fashioned and that her rigidity and four-squareness, in striking contrast to the developed plasticity and swelling contours of her body, can best be understood as an allusion to an archaic statue.

Keywords

Athens, Acropolis, west of the Erechtheum (in 1886), Style: High Archaic, Period: Greek Archaic Period, Group: High Archaic, Sculpture; Statue of maiden; chiton; maiden; peplos; stephane; wreath;, Statue

Subject: topical

Style: High Archaic; Period: Greek Archaic Period; Group: High Archaic; Sculpture; Statue of maiden; chiton; maiden; peplos; stephane; wreath;

Subject: geographic

Athens, Acropolis, west of the Erechtheum (in 1886)

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Genre

Statue; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-JGC0409

Peplos Kore (with traces of color)

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