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Lot 0007
**Originally Listed At $350**

Western Greece, Archaic period, ca. 600 BCE. A hollow, mold-made terracotta head of a kore, a youthful female draped in elegant garments. The stylized head exhibits a serene visage comprised of delicate almond-shaped eyes, a slender nose, flush cheeks, and a smooth brow line, with her mouth presenting a timeless Archaic smile. At one point, the head and remainder of the body were brightly painted. It is not known if kore were meant to represent a deity - perhaps Persephone - or a human woman, but monumental finds indicate that kore were common sights for the Archaic Greeks, both in the public eye and in private. Size: 3.625" W x 4" H (9.2 cm x 10.2 cm).

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection; ex-Arte Primitivo, New York, New York, USA

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Head is a fragment of a larger figure. Age-commensurate surface wear, minor losses to top of head and along neck line, with fading and abrasions to facial features, otherwise very good. Nice earthen deposits throughout. Old inventory sticker on verso.

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Archaic Greek Terracotta Head of a Kore

Estimate $600 - $900Jul 30, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA