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 Piraeus Apollo, the Piraeus Athena, and a smaller statue of Artemis [Piraeus 4648]).
Summary: Standing female figure wearing cross-bands over a peplos
Object Function: Cult?
Material: Bronze
Sculpture Type: Free-standing statue
Category: Perhaps from statuary group
Style: Late Classical
Technique: Hollow cast
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 340 BC - ca. 330 BC
Dimensions: H. 1.95 m
Scale: Life-size
Region: Attica
Period: Late Classical

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.

Condition: Complete

Technique Description: Indirect, lost-wax method

Sources Used: Boardman 1995, 71, fig. 47