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Pseudo-Archaic Artemis

This striding goddess is a Roman work in imitation of the early Greek Archaic style (‘archaising’). There are two others statues like this in existence, in Florence and Venice. Which is a copy of which, or whether they are all variants of an unknown original, is unclear. It is thought that this one may have been used as a cult statue in a shrine in Pompeii, and accordingly it has a greater air of solemnity than other archaising work, reliefs in particular

Carrara marble
Location of Original: 

Naples, National Museum 106


Purchased in 1884 from the casting establishment of Naples Museum


Lippold: Griechische Plastik, 387 (n.7), pl. 134.4
Walston: Catalogue of Casts in the Museum of Classical Archaeology (1889), 23, no.82
Ruesch: Guide to the National Museum, Naples, 31-2
Reporter: 19 June 1885, 891, no.67
Pollitt: Art in the Hellenistic Age, 184, pl. 194
Kraus & von Matt: Pompeii & Herculaneum, fig.248
Fullerton: The Archaistic Style in Roman Statuary, 22 & 34 & pl.10


Found in Pompeii

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