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Archaic Greek kore
The Classical World

Archaic Greek kore

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Terracotta
Western Greek, late 6th century BC
H. 52.8cm
A magestic archaic kore statue -rather of a goddess as she is wearing a polos- with large almond-shaped eyes, a serene archaic smile, wearing a long himation, a polos and holding a blossom with her right hand. The bare feet emerge from below the skirt over an integral round base.
 
Cf. G. Pugliese Carratelli, The Western Greeks (London 1996) p. 641, II.
Condition: Very good and intact. The bud held with the right hand is a restoration. Left hand missing.
Provenance: ex. the Mauritius collection of a German gentleman, acquired from Galeria Serodine, Ascona, in the 1980’s


Item reference: CL0544