Cast of the Peplos Kore from the Acropolis, AthensOn display
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Cast of the Peplos Kore from the Acropolis, Athens
Dateearly 20th century
Material and technique
Dimensions118 cm estimated (height)
No. of items
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 14 | Cast Gallery
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Athens, Acropolis Museum, inv. 679.
Found in three fragments in the 1880s, northwest of the Erechtheion on the Athenian Acropolis.
Small statue of kore type. She has long hair falling in symmetrical tresses on either side of the head and down the back, held by fillet, and crowned by stephane. She wears a chiton, a long garment held by a belt, a long jacket, and a short mantle. Studies of remaining pigment on the original marble surface have revealed complex painted decoration, with animal friezes on the long garment and lotus-palmette and running spirals on the jacket.
In: Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)
Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)
Katherine Wodehouse (general editor), The Ashmolean Museum Crossing Cultures Crossing Time (Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, 2014), p.59, illus. p.59