Bust of Greek goddess “Artemis”; made from compressed marble composite and cast from a mold in accordance with the original example in Ephesus, Turkey; acquired in Athens in the 1950’s. Artemis was the sister of Apollo, daughter of Zeus, the Roman equivalent being “Diana of Versaille”; Goddess of the hunt, and chastity.
The bust is mounted on a black and white marble base and rests on a gold, fluted circular column. It is in excellent and all original condition with no repairs and no restoration.
Of note; the original, the Artemis Temple, was excavated (circa 1869-1908) from the the ancient Greek city of Ephesus in Western Turkey, built in 10th century BC.
Dimensions: 18″ high x 7″ wide x 6 1/2″ deep