E. Homann-Wedeking, 'Bronzenstatuetten Etruskischen Stils', in Römische Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts 58, 1943, pl. 5.11.12,5.
This fine figure depicts a female offrant, who holds her right hand a diminutive egg delicately held between her thumb and first finger, and in her slightly lowered left hand Homann-Wedeking suggests she would have held a libation bowl. Her chiton is elegant and understated with rows of dotted folds front and back. The very slight front-back position of her feet produces an almost imperceptible twist to her body and a subsequent flare to the hem. The short-sleeves are tightly fitted with minute buttons. Her hair is centrally parted, bound in a thick ribbon and falls in thick strands past her shoulders on her back. She stands on an integral convex circular base and would have possibly once been part of a larger vessel, such as a bronze dinos or cista, as decoration to the lid. For an example of a Campanian funerary urn with a draped female figure decorating the lid, now in the British Museum, cf. S. Haynes, Etruscan Bronzes, London, 1985, p. 268, no. 63.
Another kore of similar quality and style, in the more common pose of grasping a fold of her skirt, is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (inv. no. 17.190.2066), cf. A. Kozloff and D. Mitten, The Gods Delight, Cleveland, 1988, pp. 195-199, no. 33.