J Paul Getty Museum 2003
Hardback 470pp Illustrated 320x240mm
9780892366996   Product Code: 21150
The impressive marble statues known as korai ('maidens'), which date from the 7th to 5th centuries BCE, have been found widely distributed across the Greek world, in both sanctuaries and cemeteries. But who do they represent and why were they made? In this detailed survey Karakasi presents data on the extant examples, together with more than 270 plates of photographs, as the basis for her own fresh interpretation of the statues' function and significance.