Kore from the Cheramyes Group - Item #170
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
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