Kore

DEFINITION

A Greek statue of a clothed maiden. Greek, literally, for "girl".(pr. KOH-ray)Example:Greece, Chios, c. 510 BCE, Kore, polychromed marble, height 21 1/2 inches, Acropolis Museum, Athens. This kore also wears a chiton. Many detales are intricately carved. The right arm originally reached out, and may have held an offering. Although marble statues were often painted in ancient Greece, very few examples of polychromey are as intact as this one. Another point of view on this kore.

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