|Title:||Cheramyes' Kore with Hare|
|Context:||From Samos, Sanctuary of Hera|
|Findspot:||Found at Samos, Heraion|
|Summary:||Draped, standing female figure holding a hare|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue: kore|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 575 BC - ca. 550 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. with plinth 1.67 m, H. plinth 0.07 m|
Subject Description: A female figure stands in a frontal pose, with both legs together, and her right arms by her side. With her left hand, which she holds in front of her chest, she holds a small hare. The woman represented wears a medium-sleeved, belted chiton, with a long overfold, an Ionic chiton draped diagonally over her right shoulder, and an epiblema, or shawl, hanging down her back and tucked into the belt on her right side. The long toes of her bare feet emerge from beneath arched openings in the hem of her chiton.
Condition: Nearly complete
Condition Description: The statue and round plinth were worked from a single piece of marble, of which most is still preserved. The head is missing, and the surface is heavily weathered.
Material Description: Grayish-white marble
Inscription: Along the vertical edge of the epiblema:
Other Notes: The statue is thought to have been an offering to Aphrodite, as the woman clutches a hare--an animal associated with lovers in antiquity--to her chest.