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Artemis, called the "Gabii Diana"

Gabii Diana Artemis of Gabii
Artist: Unknown Greek Artist Primary
Date: Roman copy of Greek original ca. 340 BCE
4th century BCE
Dimensions: 63.5 x 21 x 19 in. (161.29 x 53.34 x 48.26 cm)
Object Type: Statue
Creation Place: Europe, Greece
Medium and Support: Plaster Cast
Credit Line: Lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Accession Number: L1991.22
This work is not currently on view

Praxiteles (in the manner of)
(Greek, active ca. 375-340 BCE)
Artemis, called the “Gabii Diana”, ca. 14- 37 CE
Plaster cast from a Roman marble after Greek original ca. (340 BCE)
Louvre, Paris
Lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art

"The goddess Artemis was a favorite subject of this famous Late Classical sculptor. She is shown accepting a garment dedicated to her by young women. In 1792 it was found in the ruins of Gabii, and was later purchased by Napoleon. In modern times her head was removed because scholars concluded that it was not authenitcally Praxitelian." - wall label Cast Exhibition

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