Fragment from the frieze of the Erechtheion's north porch on which preserved is part of a female figure and a girl. The fragment was found in 1969 during the opening of a trench in the yard of the Kanellopoulou Museum on the north slope of the Acropolis.
A female figure of a kourotrophos holds with her left arm a little girl. The child embraces the woman with her right arm and with her left touches the woman’s chest. The kourotrophos is draped in chiton made of thick cloth while the girl’s garment is made of fine cloth that clings to her body and is fastened with two crossed straps on her back.
The Erechtheion's frieze ran along the upper part of the walls of the cella, as well as the north porch. It was adorned with figures of gods, heroes and mortals with the figures depicted on the porch frieze rendered slightly larger in size than the rest. They all were worked on all sides except the back side, carved in white marble from the island of Paros and fastened with metal brackets onto background slabs of gray stone from Eleusis. The surviving frieze fragments are just a few, therefore, our understanding of the frieze's original theme, which possibly relates to the myths and cults associated with the Erechtheion and more specifically Erichthonios, is not possible. The inscription Ακρ. 6667 δ preserves the names of some of the artists who sculpted the figures as well as their wages.
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