Title of Work
Date of Work
4th century BCE
Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center
The best examples of Archaic korai (singular kore) figures were larger stone statues representing Greek maidens. Unlike the kouros, which was nude, the korai were clothed.
The small terracotta mask bears a resemblance to faces seen on larger stone korai figures. Among the similarities are the rigid frontal pose, stylized hair, and “Archaic smile.” Looking below the neck in the mask, one notices that the terracotta kore is also clothed.