Artemis Diana The Huntress w/ Dogs Nude Figure Bronze Sculpture Statue
Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition. Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 12" x Width 7" Marble Dimensions: 7" X 4" Height without base: 11" Weight : 8 LBS Inventory : 21B4164512 Original or Reproduction: ReproductionStanding tall and nude this bronze sculpture of “Diana the Hunter” was handmade and casted using the “Lost wax Method”. She poses with her small breasts exposed as she releases her bow. You see the outline of her muscles and stomach as she leans back while unleashing her arrow. Standing on her toes she balances herself, bringing detail to her legs, as she looks straight ahead at her target. Her buttocks are tight and firm, her body is slender and natural. You see her muscles in her back and her arms as she shoots her bow. Her hair is wavy but and flows back in the wild winds of the forest. At her feet are two hunting dogs. This sculpture was cast using the “Lost Wax Method” and is mounted on a marble base.“Diana the Hunter” came from myths both from Italy and Greece. Most of the myths had started in Italy but were influenced quickly by Greece. It is hard to pinpoint information on Diana the Hunter as she was also known as “Diana Nemorensis” and “Artemis”. Below is a short myth about “Diana the Hunter” Diana was an ancient Italian goddess of woodland. In Capua and in Aricia, localities near Rome, there are still shrines dedicated to the Old Italian goddess. Her shrine in Aricia was on the shores of the lake Nemi. For that reason, she was named Diana Nemorensis, Diana of the Woods. The rites dedicated to her were particularly brutal. Human sacrifices were offered to the indigenous goddess. Diana`s priest was an escaped slave. Every new priest had to kill their predecessors to obtain their offices. At Capua, people believed that the preservation of the city depended on the fate of a long-lived hind sacred to the goddess. As the result of the influence of the Greek colonies in southern Italy around the sixth century BC, Diana became identified with the Greek goddess of woodland Artemis acquiring the attributes of this latter. For the Greeks, Artemis was also the personification of the Moon and her twin brother Apollo was associated with the Sun. Her father and mother were Jupiter and Latona. Diana believed her virgin body was very sacred and not for a male`s eyes. One day the hunter, Actaeon, was wandering around and stumbled upon Diana bathing. Diana became so angry; she turned Actaeon into a stag. Now he was unable to speak, and so no one would ever hear about Diana`s naked body. Actaeon was then killed by his own hunting dogs. This sculpture is signed by Josef Lorenzl.
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