Samos (Greece), sanctuary of Here; from the division of finds of the excavation 1913
Marble, 560 - 550 BC
The statue of Ornithe belongs to a votive gift worked by the sculptor Geneleos. It consists of six figures representing an entire family. The female figure stands in a frontal pose, with both legs together, and her arms by her sides. She wears a medium-sleeved, belted chiton, with a long overfold. Tight folds of the skirt crowd in the center front and center back. Some of the folds on the front are pulled aside by Ornithe, who grasps them with her right hand, and thus pulls them slightly to the right. Her long hair is differentiated by horizontal and stronger vertical grooves into beaded tresses, which terminate in triangular forms. 20 locks of hair fall down the back while four fall down each side of the chest.
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