31 x 21 x 21 cm
early 20th century
This much abraded head once belonged to a statue that depicted a draped female figure. Her hair, let down and parted in the centre, is decorated with a ribbon. This fragment of a kore statue was found near the agora of Thera, the presumed place of the sanctuary of Athena Polias, protectress of the city. The statue is thus believed to have been a votive gift offered to the goddess.