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Intaglio depicting Diana (Artemis)

Intaglio depicting Diana (Artemis)

Intaglio depicting Diana (Artemis)

Nicolo

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

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

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.