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Marble statue of a kore (maiden), found at Merenda, Attica
550-540 BC.

Statue of a kore (maiden), made of Parian marble. It was found at Merenda (ancient Myrrhinous), Attica. The fully preserved statue stood on the grave of Phrasikleia, according to the inscription carved on the front of the pedestal. The kore wears a wreath on the head, jewellery (a necklace, earrings and bracelets) and a long chiton, painted red, with a variety of incised and painted motifs. It is an outstanding work, made by the sculptor Aristion from Paros, as it is indicated by the inscription carved on the right side of the pedestal.
Height of the statue 1,79 m., height with the base 2,115 m.

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
                    
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