Greek terracotta sculpture representing “Artemis”, Tanagra style, 4th century B.C.

Representation of Artemis or Artemis, daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. It was the Hellenistic goddess of hunting, wild animals, virgin land, births, virginity and maidens, who brought and relieved the diseases of women. She was often depicted as a hunter carrying a bow and arrows, The deer and the cypress were consecrated to her, the goddess wears a long cloth that is lifted from her right shoulder and wraps her waist around her left side leaving a chest uncovered and falling into elaborate folds, The left arm flexes and rests on the hip and the right rests next to the body. The head is slightly tilted to the left, and is represented with the gaze forward, the hair is combed in loose tufts towards the back of the head and there is collected a bow.


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