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Head of Kore

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Characterized by a long face, oblique eyes, high cheekbones, and a crescent mouth, this head has been broken from a half life-sized statue, a standing figure of the type of the Acropolis Korai. Of the locks of hair, fourteen long ringlets terminate in spirals around the forehead, two strips of...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (said to have been found at Sikyon); January 19, 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 74,100.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 04.6-04.37)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek or Cypriote, Archaic Period, about 520 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 014; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 106 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x length (of face): 17.5 x 10 cm (6 7/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.10

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture