Kore and Kouros

“Kore: (pl., korai) In archaic Greek art, statue of a standing, draped maiden; counterpart to the male Kouros.

Kouros: (pl., kouroi) A type of statue of a standing young man occurring in archaic Greek art. Kouroi are frontally disposed, bilaterally symmetrical, and the left foot is usually advanced.”

 Excerpted from: Diamond, David G. The Bulfinch Pocket Dictionary of Art Terms. Boston: Little Brown, 1992.

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