List of all exhibits. Click on one of them to go to the exhibit page. The topics allow exhibits to be selected by their concept categories. On the right, you can choose the settings of the list view.

The list below shows links between exhibits in a non-standard way. The points denote the exhibits and the connecting lines are connections between them, according to the selected categories.

Enter the end dates in the windows in order to set the period you are interested in on the timeline.

Views: 344
(Votes: 1)
The average rating is 5.0 stars out of 5.
Print metrics
Print description

The present plaster cast is a copy of an ancient Greek statue stored in the Louvre. The sculpture was discovered in 1875 on the sacred road leading to the heraion (temple of the goddess Hera) on the island of Samos. In 1881, the statue was appropriated and taken to the Louvre, where it is still currently stored (Inventory No. Ma 686). The plaster cast from the collections of the Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts was made in the Louvre, as evidenced by a metal plate with the inscription “Musée du Louvre” on the back of the plaster figure.

more

The present plaster cast is a copy of an ancient Greek statue stored in the Louvre. The sculpture was discovered in 1875 on the sacred road leading to the heraion (temple of the goddess Hera) on the island of Samos. In 1881, the statue was appropriated and taken to the Louvre, where it is still currently stored (Inventory No. Ma 686). The plaster cast from the collections of the Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts was made in the Louvre, as evidenced by a metal plate with the inscription “Musée du Louvre” on the back of the plaster figure.
A headless, heavily damaged figure depicts a young woman dressed in the chiton (a long linen shirt) and the himation (a wool coat). The figure probably used to hold the key to the temple in her hand. This key may have referred to the role of women in the temple worship of the goddess.
The so-called Hera of Samos is a typical example of a depiction of the kore (from the Greek: κόρη, kore – girl) specific to archaic Greek sculpture from the 6th century BC. The statue was part of a sculptural group depicting young girls donated to the temple by the Ionian aristocrat Cheramyes. In the past, the inscription with his name was interpreted as the signature of the artist.

Elaborated by Adam Spodaryk (Editorial team of Małopolska’s Virtual Museums),

Licencja Creative Commons

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Poland License.

less

“Hera of Samos” – a plaster cast of an antique sculpture

Pictures

Links

Game

See also


Recent comments

Add comment: