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After the Antique White Statuary Marble Sculpture of Hecate

after 1900

$1,200
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an iconic portrait of Kore, made in an Italian statuary white marble probably Rome after 1950. Kore is the modern term given to a type of ancient Greek sculpture of the Archaic period depicting female figures, always of a young age. Kouroi are the youthful male equivalent of kore statues. Korai show the restrained "archaic smile", which did not demonstrate emotion. It was the symbol of the ideal, transcending above the hardships of the world. The duration of the Archaic korai lasted between about seventh century to fifth century BCE. Similar to the kouroi, historians believe that the korai was influenced by Egyptian convention. Since ancient Greeks and Egyptians had relations with one another, it was possible for artistic influence. Korai have been found throughout Greece, such as in Athens, Ionia, Cyclades, and Corinth. This demonstrates that korai were not regionally isolated. The largest excavation of korai was at the Acropolis of Athens in the 1880s. They served their purpose as votive offerings to the patron goddess, Athena, on the Acropolis throughout the sixth and early fifth century. However, in 480/479 BCE, Persians attacked and desecrated the city of Athens. This included the Acropolis and many of the statues that were there. After the attack, the Athenians buried the korai, whether they were broken or not, in "graveyards" on the Acropolis. It was believed they did this to rid the reminder of the act of barbarianism done by the Persians and allow Athens to rebuild into a new era. The "divinities" theory suggests that the korai represent goddesses, nymphs, and other types of female deities

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  • Creation Year
    after 1900
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.45 in. (24 cm)Width: 5.12 in. (13 cm)Depth: 3.15 in. (8 cm)
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  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Roma, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU135017041262

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