Diana of Ephesus Ancient Goddess Statue
Known in Rome as Diana and in Greece as Artemis, she is the twin sister of Apollo and daughter of Zeus and Leto.
Artemis was always a virgin, an eternally young, untamed girl, nourishing all life. Thus Diana has many breasts because she has many children to feed. Her hands form the gesture of bestowing worldly and spiritual blessings. She is crowned with the Goddess’s sacred vessel, and the lunar disk makes a halo around her head. Diana is the Earth herself, whose mountains are breast and whose body is a dwelling place for all living creatures. Even in the patriarchal era, her worship was so strong that her temple at Ephesus was considered one on the seven wonders of the ancient world.
This Museum Replica is based on an original in the Ephesus Museum, Turkey. 150 A.D. Greek / Roman. Made of bonded stone, it is 11 1/2 inches high.
|Bonded Stone||Crushed stone is mixed with museum quality resin and cast in a mold to hold every last detail of the original sculpture.|
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|Origin||Made in China|