Bookends Kore Gold

169,95

Kore, the classical sculpture of a young women in ancient Greece (650-500 BC). This set of bookends in luxurious gold is a striking addition to any room, bookshelf or table.

Set of two.

Availability: Only 2 left in stock

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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

Gold

Material

Ceramine

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