Diana of Ephesus

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Creator

Roman workshop

Description

Statue of Diana decorated with protomes of lions, griffins, horses, bulls, bees, and also sphinxes and flowers. On the chest there are four rows of breasts symbol of fertility, while the breastplate enclosed by a garland of helichrysum and acorns shows two winged female figures and the symbols of the constellations of the ram, bull, twins, cancer and Lion. Around the head there is a circular nimbus and the kalathos headdress, here in the shape of a tower or city walls. The bronze head, hands and feet are a nineteenth-century restoration.

Subject

Diana

Type

Material

Chronology Period

2nd century AD

Technique

Content Provider

University of Bologna

Original Collection

Europeana Archaeology

Content Rights