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LOT 0015

Estimate
GBP (£) 7,000 - 9,000
EUR (€) 8,290 - 10,650
USD ($) 8,940 - 11,490

GREEK HELLENISTIC BUST OF DIANA
4TH-2ND CENTURY BC
5 1/4" (542 grams, 13.5cm).

A bronze appliqué bust of the goddess Diana with wreath of ivy leaves and berries to the hair, peplos clasped at the shoulders with a disc brooch and hart's foot; hollow to the reverse. Accompanied by an Art Loss Register certificate.

PROVENANCE:
From the collection of a North West London gentleman; acquired in the 1980s.

FOOTNOTES:
Diana, or Artemis to the Greeks, was the sister of Apollo and one of the most venerated deities of the Classical world with a cult centre on the island of Delos. In Turkey the ancient Mother Goddess was associated with Artemis and the temple at Ephesus became one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Despite being a virgin goddess her roles included fertility and childbirth.

CONDITION