A BRONZE FIGURE OF ARTEMIS AND THE STAG , LATE HELLENISTIC/EARLY ROMAN IMPERIAL, 1st CENTURY B.C./1ST CENTURY A.D.
5,000,000 - 7,000,000 USD
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- <P>A BRONZE FIGURE OF ARTEMIS AND THE STAG</P>
the goddess shown at the moment just after releasing her arrow, her head turned to her left, a bow formerly held in her extended left hand, and wearing elaborately laced sandals, short chiton fastened on the shoulders and with overfold at the waist, the ends of the drapery billowing at the sides, and a fragmentary himation draped over the back, left shoulder, and round about the waist, her face with parted lips, straight nose, and silvered eyes with incised irises and recessed pupils under arched brows, the ears pierced for earrings, her centrally parted wavy hair surmounted by a palmette-engraved crescentic diadem and gathered in a chignon at the back, a stag by her side, a leaping hound perhaps once appearing to her right, the simple rectangular base original to the statue.