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Bookends, Kore

149,95

Kore, the classical Greek statue of a Young women, typical for Green sculpture from 650-500 b. C. These bookends are a bold modern classic and a stylish addition to any interior. Available in emerald green, white grey and black.

Set of two

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Material: Ceramine. Ceramine is a mixture of earthy and marble powders, which imitates the ancient Greek recipe. It is a non- toxic and environment friendly material.

Kore (Greek: κόρη “maiden”; plural korai) is the modern term given to a type of free-standing ancient Greek sculpture of the Archaic period depicting female figures, always of a young age. Kouroi are the youthful male equivalent of kore statues.

Korai show the restrained “archaic smile”, which did not demonstrate emotion. It was the symbol of the ideal, transcending above the hardships of the world. Unlike the nude kouroi, korai are depicted in thick and sometimes elaborate drapery. As fashions changed, so did the type of clothing they wore. Over time, korai went from the heavy peplos to lighter garments such as the chiton. Their posture is rigid and column-like, sometimes with an extended arm. Some korai were painted colorfully to enhance the visual impact of the garments and narrative purposes.

There are multiple theories on whether the korai represent mortals or deities. Korai also functioned as offerings to the gods or the dead.

Color

Black, Emerald green, White-grey

Material

Ceramine

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