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The Votive Statues of the Athenian Acropolis

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  • Date Published: September 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521071260

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  • Worshippers dedicated hundreds of statues to Athena on the Acropolis during the period between Solon's reforms and the end of the Peloponnesian War. This work brings together the evidence for statue dedications on the Acropolis in the sixth and fifth centuries B.C., including inscribed statues bases that preserve information about the dedicators and the evidence for lost bronze sculptures. Catherine Keesling questions the standard interpretation of the korai as generic and anonymous votaries, while revealing more about the origins and significance of Greek portraiture.

    • Suggests that kore statues of the Acropolis are representative of Athena rather than generic, anonymous, female votaries
    • Argues that portrait statues were uncommon in mainland Greek sanctuaries before the fourth century
    • Makes large body of difficult, inaccessible archaeological and epigraphical evidence understandable and relates it to larger questions
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "A lasting contribution to the study of Greek art." CAA Reviews

    "It is an important book with new insights into the nature and function of archaic and Greek sculptures whose votive nature has previously been underplayed in traditional sculpture studies." Classical World, Janet Grossman, The J. Paul Getty Museum

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521071260
    • length: 292 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 64 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Anathemata:
    1. Statues as gifts for the gods
    2. Votive statue inscriptions
    3. Nothing to do with democracy?: Votive statues and Athenian history
    4. Votive statues and Athenian society
    Part II. Divine Identities:
    5. The identities of the Acropolis korai
    6. The iconography of the Acropolis korai
    Part III:
    7. Fifth century portrait statues on the Acropolis

  • Author

    Catherine M. Keesling, Georgetown University, Washington DC

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