Diana the Huntress Bust 18"

SKU THP6485-1-2-02
Size: 18" High
Weight: 7 lbs
Casting Medium: Plaster/Tuffstone
Safe for Outdoor Use: No
Shipping Lead Time: 5-6 weeks
Availability: Made to Order
Picture Finish: Ochre Whitewash
Shipping Cost: $18.5


Bust Of Diana The Huntress (4th century B.C.) can be seen at the Louvre.  Like its companion piece, the Bust Of Apollo, the statue is considered to be the work of the Athenian sculptor, Leochares, Diana was the Roman name for the Grecian goddess Artemis. She is often represented as a huntress with bow and quiver on her shoulder and a dog or deer at her side. The Greeks worshiped Artemis as the goddess of chastity and the guardian of youths and maidens, She also came to be looked upon as the moon goddess, just as her twin brother Apollo was viewed as the sun-god. Probably the finest representation of her beautiful features was in this statue which was found in the villa of the Emperor Hadrian at Tivoli near Rome. It is now in the museum of the Louvre.