Bust of Diana, from the model by Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828).
France, second half of the 19th century.
Diana (called Artemis by the Greeks) is the sister of Apollo. She is the goddess of wild nature, hunter and lady of the wild animals. She is also the guardian of virginity and purity, governs female fertility, and is the patron of young brides and women in labour. She is sometimes identified with the infernal goddess Hecate or with the moon. The statue at auction is made of statuary white marble, a beautiful work, made with attention to the smallest details, with particular care for the hair and drapes of the dress.
Measurements: 40x20xh65 cm.
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- Bust, Diana, Goddess of the Hunt - 65 cm
- Designer/ Artist
- After Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828)
- Estimated Period
- Second half 19th century
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
- 65×20×40 cm