A Roman marble archaistic kore

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Lot 114W
A Roman marble archaistic kore

Sold for £ 36,000 (US$ 47,985) inc. premium

Antiquities

29 Apr 2009, 11:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

A Roman marble archaistic kore
Circa 1st Century B.C./A.D.
Dressed in a diaphanous long-sleeved chiton beneath a himation worn in a thick fold across the chest from her left shoulder and hanging in rippling folds below, the flattened back with details of the falling folds of drapery, 38¼in (97cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Collection of Jacques Schotte (1928-2007), Belgium, 1950s onwards.

    Literature:
    'Archaistic' refers to works of art that recall the style of the Greek Archaic period (ca. 700-480 B.C.). The kore with her clinging chiton and heavy folds of her stylised himation as seen on many of the korai from the Athenian Acropolis, was a popular subject.

    Although begun in the early Hellenistic period, the use of retrospective styles particularly flourished under Roman rule. In conquering the Hellenistic world in the 2nd-1st Century B.C., the Romans increasingly became patrons of Greek art, and the artistic achievements of Classical Greece came to be looked upon with admiration, and were much imitated. Cf. M.D. Fullerton, The Archaistic Style in Roman Statuary, (Leiden, 1990).

    For another Roman archaistic kore, cf. A. Dunsmore et al., Ancient Civilisations in the International Collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, (Melbourne 2004), p.90.
A Roman marble archaistic kore
A Roman marble archaistic kore
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