Bronze Sculpture of Diana Roman Greek Goddess of Hunt Hunters And Hunting
A splendid bronze sculpture of Diana, Roman - Greek goddess of the hunt, along with her faithful hunting dog, created in the 20th century after Antoine Coysevox sculpture of Diana the Huntress. The sculpture is superbly executed with stunning hand finished details. The Diana, dog, leash and base were casted separately and then affixed together, spear is removable.
This beautiful sculpture depicting Diana standing on rectangular plinth, she is wearing a flowing detailed dress that hangs from her shoulders in flowing dress clasping in her right hand a spear and the leash in left hand, her dog is sitting by her side.
CONDITION: The sculpture is in good condition considering its age, with dark brown patina, the spear shaft slightly bend.
DIMENSIONS: Height (approximately): 78.5cm (30 29⁄32 inches)
WEIGHT: (approximately): 10 kg (22 lbs.)
Diana is a Roman goddess of the hunt, the Moon, and nature, associated with wild animals and woodland. She is equated with the Greek goddess Artemis and absorbed much of Artemis' mythology early in Roman history, including a birth on the island of Delos to parents Jupiter and Latona and a twin brother, Apollo, though she had an independent origin in Italy.
Diana was known as the virgin goddess of childbirth and women. She was one of the three maiden goddesses, along with Minerva and Vesta who swore never to marry. Oak groves and deer were especially sacred to her. Diana made up a triad with two other Roman deities; Egeria the water nymph, her servant and assistant midwife; and Virbius, the woodland god.