Classical Contrasts 16 – Diana the Huntress

Diana (Roman) or Artemis (Greek) was the goddess of hunting, and variously of the moon, chastity, fertility and Nature. Cypress trees were sacred to her. Daughter of Zeus and Leto.

Figure: Diana the Huntress (Diana of Versailles), French, c. 1801-25, bronze; origin Ashton Manor, Exeter Devon.

Diana the Huntress, Anglesey Abbey 1

Diana the Huntress, Anglesey Abbey 2
Diana the Huntress, Anglesey Abbey 3
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