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Head of Artemis

Head of Artemis

600-575 BC

Terracotta

Overall: 13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1929.976

Description

Artemis was the goddess of hunting. Her long straight nose, almond-shaped eyes, and "archaic smile" are very similar to those of Atalanta on the contemporary white-ground lekythos (1966.114)

See also
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Terracotta

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