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Authors: Roman workshop  
Title: Diana of Ephesus
Start date: 100
End date: 199
Historical Period: Imperial/Late Roman

Statue of Diana decorated with protomes of lions, griffins, horses, bulls, bees, and also sphinxes and flowers. On the chest there are four rows of breasts symbol of fertility, while the breastplate enclosed by a garland of helichrysum and acorns shows two winged female figures and the symbols of the constellations of the ram, bull, twins, cancer and Lion. Around the head there is a circular nimbus and the kalathos headdress, here in the shape of a tower or city walls. The bronze head, hands and feet are a nineteenth-century restoration.

Place: Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli, Italy  
Languages: No linguistic content; Not applicable
Medium: alabaster (mineral)
Project: BYZART Project  
Fond: UNIBO Europeana Archaeology  
Physical type: statues
Material and technique: sculpting
Data provider: University of Bologna  
Appears in Collections:BYZART

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