this statue, along with numbers 26 & 28 is an example of archaic greek art form known as the kore – a standing maiden dressed in a full length garment. sculpted in the late 6th century b.c. from pentellic marble, these “korai” (plural) stood on athens acropolis near the erechtheum, a sanctuary dedicated to athena, the patron of young girls. this work exhibits a superiority of both spirit and technique, seen particularly in its expressive face. faithful to the condition to the original, only the nose of this reproduction has been restored.