Diana of Gabii, detail of lower figure

Diana of Gabii, detail of upper figure

Diana of Gabii, detail of upper torso and head

Diana of Gabii, detail of upper torso and head

Diana of Gabii, three-quarter view from right

Diana of Gabii, frontal view

Collection: Paris, Musée du Louvre
Title: Diana of Gabii
Findspot: Found at Gabii
Summary: Artemis with quiver
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Free-standing statue
Category: Original/copies
Style: Late Classical
Technique: In-the-round
Original or Copy: Copy
Original: Artemis Brauronia
Dimensions: H. 1.65 m
Scale: Life-size
Region: Latium
Period: Roman

Subject Description: Artemis is here shown wearing a double-belted chiton which falls to just above her knees. With her right hand held over her shoulder, she fastens her himation, which she also holds in front of her chest with her left shoulder. Boardman rightly notes that her hand extends so far over her shoulder that it appears as if she is reaching for an arrow in her quiver--and that the action of fastening the garment might have been a copyist's variant on the more traditional theme (for Artemis) of plucking an arrow.

Condition: Nearly complete

Condition Description: Restoration includes right hand, parts of the left arm and hand, right leg, drapery folds.

Sources Used: Boardman 1995, 76, fig. 86; LIMC, sv Artemis, cat. 190 (Kahil & Icard); Bieber 1977, 73; Robertson 1975, 396; Charbonneaux 1963, 39; Picard/Manuel, 4.2, 243ff.

Other Bibliography: Haskell 1981; Lippold 1950, 234; EncPhot, 187; Richter 1970d, fig. 686; Rizzo 1932, 63ff.; BrBr, pl. 59