Report 2: Sculpture from Sardis: The Finds through 1975 (1978) Cat. 10
- Ca. 500 BC?, Late Lydian (Persian)?
- Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
- Marble, Stone
- Object Type
- Sculpture Type
- Human Figure, Kore, Draped Woman
- WWB 67
- W of B, trench C, in stone pile.
- The plain upper garment has a large overfold from the left shoulder. Almost entirely preserved is the powerful upper left arm; only the frontal part of the right arm remains. Small drill plus fine chisel work are used to separate arms from body. A curl is on the right shoulder. She is holding the tail and part of the body of a bird or animal in the palm of her left hand, of which the thumb and little finger are visible.
Head, back, mid to upper arms, and a large chunk of chest below neck broken off. Brown discoloration (from fire) and red blotches from reuse in cement.
- H. 0.133, to chest 0.125; W. shoulder to shoulder 0.225; diam. of arms 0.04.
- For possible type, cf. Richter, Korai, nos. 159-161, figs. 511, 515, Rhodes, Miletus, 525-500 B.C.; Buschor, Altsamische Grabstelen, figs. 74, 76-78, 80, 86, holding birds and animals with the left hand.
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