1638 : Statuette of Ephesian Artemis. Pentelic marble
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Unknown provenance. In her temple at Ephesos, Asia Minor, one of the
seven wonders of the ancient world. Artemis was worshipped by the Greeks
as the great goddess of nature and patron goddess of animals.
Her dress is adorned by fertility symbols (28 breasts), figures of Nike,
griffins, sphinxes and bees.
Lions sit on the goddess's arms.
1st cent. B.C.
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire