Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Intaglio depicting Diana (Artemis)
Roman period, 2nd century CE
H: 1.4; W: 1.2; Th: 0.4 cm
Bequest of Adolphe Doreen, Paris, through the Israel Embassy, Paris
Accession number: 70.62.394
Artemis (the Roman Diana), daughter of Zeus and Leto and twin sister of Apollo, was the virgin goddess of the hunt and the wild, of childbirth and midwives. She is usually portrayed as a maiden huntress in a short skirt, with hunting boots, a quiver, a silver bow, and arrows, accompanied by a hunting dog or stag.

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir