|Collection:||Piraeus Archaeological Museum|
|Title:||Piraeus Large Artemis|
|Context:||Possibly from Delos|
|Findspot:||Excavated at Piraeus (found in 1959 in a cache together with the
|Summary:||Standing female figure wearing cross-bands over a peplos|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue|
|Category:||Perhaps from statuary group|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 340 BC - ca. 330 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. 1.95 m|
Subject Description: This figure, probably of the goddess Artemis, wears a peplos with a long overfold, fastened with bands crossing her chest (as is customary for the huntress), as well as thick-soled sandals. Her hair is braided in a melon coiffure. She stands with her weight on her right leg, her left leg pulled back slightly, holds her left arm at her side. She raises her right hand ahead of her body, slightly above waist level, as if she is about to speak.
Date Description: Dated by style to about the middle of the 4th century.
Technique Description: Indirect, lost-wax method