early c19th carved white statuary marble bust study of diana

Early C19th carved white statuary marble bust study of Diana.



Item Ref

ML 1702


Early C19th carved white statuary marble bust study of Diana .
Well-carved marble desktop or library bust study depicting Diana , goddess of the hunt , the moon and nature in Roman mythology. Equated with the Greek goddess Artemis , Diana was worshipped in ancient Roman religion.
This study is a head and shoulders portrayal taken from the over life-size scale marble statue "Diana of Versailles " , a 2nd century Roman version in the Greek tradition of iconography. This statue is housed in the collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris, France.
The head turned to dexter , the goddess has her hair tied into a bun wearing a diadem on her forehead. The shoulders are clothed in her traditional-style 'chiton' garment or robe.
Mounted upon its original turned marble socle.
Some minor wear from handling , and a minor nick to the nose tip . Good surface and patina.
Great classical piece of desk or library decoration.
H 14"
W 8"
D 5"
Italy or France c.1830
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Internal Ref: ML 1702


Height = 35 cm (14")
Width = 22 cm (9")
Depth = 15 cm (6")

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