Statue of a kore. The «Eythidikos Kore»

Statue of a kore. The «Eythidikos Kore»

The upper part of the Kore was found east of the Parthenon . She is one of the latest Korai to be dedicated on the Acropolis. The Kore is dressed in a chiton and over it, a short himation which passes obliquely under her left arm. The garments are thin, almost transparent over her breasts and nipples. Although today few elements survive from the clothing’s elaborate decoration, older studies report that the chiton’s left sleeve was decorated with a procession of chariots. The Kore in her right hand, which was made separately, would have probably held an offering to the goddess while with her left she was likely pulling aside her chiton to facilitate her step. Her hairdo is the typical of the archaic Korai with three long curls framing each side of her face and spilling to the front. A wide band is wrapped around her head twice and tied in a knot at the back. Traces of red colour survive on this band, her chiton and her face.. It bears a stoichedon carved inscription stating: ΕΥΘΥΔΙΚΟΣ HΟ ΘΑΛΙΑΡΧΟ ΑΝΕΘΕΚΕΝ, meaning “Euthidikos, Thaliarchos’s son, dedicated this”. The letters are all highlighted with red paint.

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