Goddess of abundance (archetype of Artemis of Ephesus)
Marble. Viterbo, CathedralPhoto by Ilya Shurygin

Goddess of abundance (archetype of Artemis of Ephesus).


Viterbo, Cathedral.

Marble statue from the roman age representing the goddes of abundance. The symbols confirming this role are the numerous breasts (or bull’s testicles), the acorn garland and the zodiac signs (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo) identifying months from March to August, favourable for seeding and harvesting wheat. The work is inspired to the archetype of the Ephesian Artemis.
© 2010. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Info: museum annotation.
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