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Acroterion terracotta statue. Museo di Villa Guilia, Rome.
The hair is patterned in an Egyptian manner and held back with a band. Over the course of the sixth century, Greek sculpture would lose this patterned, decorative quality and become increasingly realistic and lifelike. Marble, height: 218 cm. Delphi Archaeological Museum, Delphi. Marble, height: 218 cm. Delphi Archaeological Museum, Delphi. E. Hymettus marble, traces of paint, height: 165 cm. Acropolis Museum, Athens. Marble, height: 153 cm. Glyptothek, Munich. E. Musée du Louvre, Paris. The pleats are shown in detail, creating a vertical pattern that contrasts with the diagonal drapery of the shawl.
Marble, height: 218 cm. Delphi Archaeological Museum, Delphi. E. Hymettus marble, traces of paint, height: 165 cm. Acropolis Museum, Athens. Marble, height: 153 cm. Glyptothek, Munich. E. Musée du Louvre, Paris. The pleats are shown in detail, creating a vertical pattern that contrasts with the diagonal drapery of the shawl. This attention to the patterns of drapery would continue to characterise female sculpture in Greece over the coming centuries. Marble, height: 193 cm. Pergamon Museum, Berlin.