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Bronze statuette of Artemis

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
h. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Gift of Louise Crane, in memory of her mother, Mrs. W. Murray Crane, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.303.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This statuette shows Artemis, goddess of the hunt and hunters, removing an arrow from a quiver that would have been suspended over her right shoulder. Her left hand probably held a bow. She wears a short peplos, cinched beneath the breast bone with an overfold at the hips, and hunting boots. This traditional costume facilitates swift movement and implies a sense of athleticism, two traits commonly associated with Artemis.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1981. "One Hundred Eleventh Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1980 through June 30, 1981." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 111: p. 36.

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