The Sculpture Of The Kore: Auxerre Goddess

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As we have come to realize, sculptures have been a way of expression and meaning for many years now for the Egyptians and Greeks. Cultures and eras have been distinguished through the identification of technique, material, and size of a sculpture. Not only do we get to see the transition of art over the time, but we also get a sense of what people used to look like and what the meaning of life was like for them so long ago. Over the years, themes have stayed the same with only minor cultural changes along the way. We have seen kings and Queens be idealized through art, and we still see this today. We have also seen how different cultures have had effects on one another. The sculpture of the Kore (The so called Auxerre Goddess) is a merger between two cultures, where the Greeks have adopted a new form of realistic sculptures through size and anatomical depictions from the Egyptians.…show more content…
She is carved with this braided wig, with four thick mid length braids on either side of her face as well as what could have been six small formed curls at her forehead. This would have been clearer, but the right side of the Kore’s face is chipped, leaving the right side of her wig still intact. Although half of her face is missing, we are able to notice the femininity in her facial features that are on the left side of her face. Perfectly oval eyes, or eye in this case with a small perky mouth, fallowed by a lengthy narrow neck, which could imply her power in the Greek

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