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Kore and Kouros unearthed together.
The inscription on the base indicates that it was carved by Ariston of Paros
to commemorate Phrasikleia.

he base of Phrasikleia has been known since 1729 and it reads:

"Marker of Phrasikleia
I could be called kore (maiden)
for ever instead of wedded
by the gods thus being named
[Aris]tion of Paros created me"
(Translated by Thomas Sakoulas)

Marble, c. 550 BCE (National Archaeological Museum of Athens)


Phrasikleia and Kouros