Tag Archive for Diana

Diana and Endymion

Inv. Pc 149 The artist painted this work for his friend Bonaventura Argenti, musician of the Cappella Pontificia, about 1660. The delicate subject is taken from the Dialogues of the Gods, by Lucianus: the shepherd Endymion obtains eternal youth from…

Colossal statue of a goddess (Diana?)

Inv. Scu 61 The colossal statue represents a goddess stepping forward. Its exact identification is still matter of debate, since there is no parallel for this specific iconographic type. The absence of bow and arrows and the pose appear to…

Statue of Artemis

Inv. Scu 62 The statue features Artemis/Diana. The goddess is wearing a short tunic (chiton), a cloak knotted horizontally on the waist with wide puffs and high hunting footwear. The statuary type is known through numerous copies and most likely…