Statue of Artemis

Inv. Scu 644

The goddess Artemis is wearing a light sleeveless chiton and sandals.

The posture and the treatment of the draping are a variation of the Artemis at the Vatican, a type which is usually attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles.

The right leg is moved forward, the left one is bent and behind, the right arm is raised in order to take an arrow from the quiver carried on the shoulder, the left one once held the bow.

The work is an Imperial copy of a 4th century BC original and it was probably found in Rome.