Kore from the Cheramyes Group - Item #170
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
78 Inches High
An early example of monumental, free standing sculpture from early Greek art. The statue is over six feet tall and has a cylindrical shape that was derived from Mesopotamia. The piece is part of a statuary group offered by an Ionian aristocrat, Cheramyes, to the goddess Hera for her temple on Samos. The piece was discovered near the temple in 1875. An engraving that runs along the edge of the veil reads on the original piece, "Cheramyes dedicated me to Hera as an offering".
Museum: Louvre Museum, Paris
Origin: Temple of Hera, Island of Samos
Time Period: Greek c.570-560 B.C.E.
1911 Catalog ID # - 568