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.
Keywords: γλυπτική sculptura sculpture sculptural scultura skulptur ρώμη rome roma rom ελληνική μυθολογία mythologia graeca greek mythology mitologia greca griechische mythologie grecque ρωμαϊκή μυθολογία mythologia romana roman mythology mitologia romana römische mythologie romaine ἄρτεμις dea artemis goddess dea artemide göttin déesse artémis ντιάνα dea diana goddess göttin déesse diane marble statue of goddess of abundance dea dell’abbondanza statue of artemis of ephesus diana cynthia acorn garland branch wreath signs of the zodiac lion aries taurus gemini cancer
History of Ancient Rome