Kore/Persephone daughter of Zeus and Demeter
Kore ~ ca. 520 vC. ~ Uit Chios ~ Hoogte 55,5 cm. ~ Acropolis Museum, Athene
Kore statue. The kore is a type of Archaic Greek statue. They may represent a goddess, such as Persephone, priestesses or votaries of a goddess, or generic style of maiden votive, dedicated to a deity. The kore and kouros are illustrations of the Archaic Greeks moving towards realism in art; they are lifelike but highly stylized.
Kore (female statue) is the name given to a type of ancient Greek sculpture from the Acropolis Archaic period (600 – 480 BCE). There are multiple theories on who they represent, and as to whether they represent mortals or deities. One theory is that they represent Persephone, the daughter in the triad of the Mother Goddess cults or votary figures to attend the maiden goddess.