Artist

Maker Unknown

Nationality

Greek

Title of Work

Kore Mask

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Date of Work

4th century BCE

Medium

Terracotta

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed

Location

UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center

Additional Information

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.

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