Bronze statuette of ArtemisPeriod: HellenisticDate: 3rd–1st century B.C.Culture: GreekMedium: BronzeDimensions: h. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
This statuette shows Artemis, goddess of the hunt and hunters, removing an arrow from a quiver that would have been suspended over her right shoulder. Her left hand probably held a bow. She wears a short peplos, cinched beneath the breast bone with an overfold at the hips, and hunting boots. This traditional costume facilitates swift movement and implies a sense of athleticism, two traits commonly associated with Artemis.
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