Corinthian terracotta figure of a standing woman wearing a chiton and transverse himation, which is draped over her right arm. Her facial features are modelled in low relief. She wears the polos on her head, a typical headdress. She holds her left hand to her right breast, thus recalling the archaic pose.
Date: Late 5th - Early 4th Century BC Condition: Very fine condition.
Corinth was one of the major states in the Greek world. In 550 BC, Corinth joined the Peloponnesian League, and so was allied with Sparta during the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars (as documented by Herodotus and Thucydides).
The woman’s chiton and himation cover her body – such drapery acted to hide the form of the nude female body, thereby alluding to ideals of modesty.
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