Diana, reverse copy from a suite of ornament designs with grotesques and deities

Charles Dominique Joseph Eisen French
After Etienne Delaune French

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Print copied after a series of six oval plates with ornament designs with grotesque motifs and divinities, designed by Étienne Delaune before 1559. This print represents Diana, standing on a canopy in the center of the oval, with her head turned to the right. She is represented in accordance with traditional iconography: raising a crescent moon with her left hand, another crescent moon crowning her head, holding a spear on her left hand, and two latched leaping dogs by her sides. Other motifs around the goddess include two grotesque snails, a butterfly, two cornucopias, two fuming vases, and another vase framed by two crowns, often used as decorative elements in designs with grotesques by Delaune.

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