Torso of kore dressed in chiton and himation [Λ 301]

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Source

Αρχείο της Εφορείας Αρχαιοτήτων Χανίων

Bibliographic Citation

Αρχείο της Εφορείας Αρχαιοτήτων Χανίων
Papaoikonomou “Trois oursons cretois”, Bulletin de correspondance hellenique 1982, vol. 106, 419-426

Provenance

Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Χανίων

Abstract

Κορμός κόρης

Medium

ΜΑΡΜΑΡΟ

Temporal Coverage

Τέλη 4ου αι. π.Χ.
Αρχές 3ου αι. π.Χ.

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The female figure is depicted standing, frontally, with her weight resting on her right leg. She wears a chiton, girt at the waist and fastened with straps. Above this she wears a himation with reach and vertical drapery. The left arm is bent at the elbow and holds a dove as an offering to Aphrodite. Therefore a votive function of this sculpture cannot be excluded. Female (korai) statues could be used for votive offerings to the gods, (in this case Aphrodite) and often with a gift held in one hand - this statue holds a dove (the attribute of Aphrodite). Similar types were found at the Asklepieon of Lissos which served as votive offerings to the god. This exhibit was found at the area of Souda and is to be dated to the end 4rth – beginning of 3rd century BC.
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