Archaische Griechische Kunst: Die Kore
Euthydikos Kore, Side view
Όμορφη, κι απ' των χρόνων το σκίασμα συλλογισμένη, κάτω απ' τον
Colored version of the Kore from Chios, c. 520-510 BC
Head found E of the Parthenon in 1886, two years later the body was found S of the Parthenon. Parian marble
There is one reason that color traces were found since some of these sculptures were only a dew decades old when the Persian army entered in Athens (the Athenians left the city) and destroyed the Temples and partly also the sculptures on the Acropolis (Persian debris, "Perserschutt"). The Athenians did not repair the damaged sculptures but buried these where they remained until their discovery in 1885-1890 (part of the debris was found earlier around 1835). Since they were not exposed to the atmosphere, rain etc, part of the original color was preserved.
Found 5/6 February 1886 NW of the Erechtheion. Feets and plinth discovered earlier.
Nearchos anetheken o kerameus ergon aparchin t'Athinaia. Antinor epoiesen o Eumarous to agalma
Kore, Acropolis Museum, Inv 670 Discovered 5/6 Feb, 1886 NW of the Erechtheion. Ionic Chiton
Lyon Kore (maybe Aphrodite or Hera ), c. 540 BC
Kore, Acropolis Museum Inv. 615, Red Chiton with green maeander border, yellow ochre hair color.
Mary Stieber , The Poetics of Appearance in the Attic Korai , University of Texas Press; 2004, ISBN: 0292701802
Nikolaos Kaltsas, Sculpture in the National Archaeological Museum Athens , J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003, ISBN: 0892366869
Katerina Karakasi , Archaic Korai J. Paul Getty Museum, 470 pages, ISBN 0-89236-699-0 (Review of this book) (Some critical comments but very good images)
Deborah Tarn Steiner , Images in Mind: Statues in Archaic and Classical Greek Literature and Thought Princeton University Press 2001
Greek Sculpture: The Archaic Period (World of Art) John Boardman ( June 1985)