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France
Villers-Cotterêts
Aisne

Picardie

Rue Léveillé

Diane chasseresse

Diana Huntress

Artemis (Ἄρτεμις) in Greek, or Diana, in Roman mythology
goddess of the hunt and moon and birthing, being associated with wild animals and woodland, and having the power to talk to and control animals
(Wikipedia: Artemis and Diana)
Jean-Jacques Ducel
J.J. Ducel & Fils (Paris)
18XX

Villers-Cotterêts /  Diane chasseresse   Villers-Cotterêts /  Diane chasseresse

Description

Cast iron fontain figure depicting the Greek goddess Artemis (Latin: Diana), with a deer. The statue is a replica of the statue Diane de Versailles located in the Musée du Louvre, Paris, which is a Roman copy (1st or 2nd century AD) of a lost Greek bronze original attributed to Leochares, c. 325 BC. The statue is also known as Diana à la Biche, Diane Chasseresse ("Diana Huntress"), Artemis of the Chase, and Artemis with the Hind.

Inscription(s)

J.J. DUCEL
?. de Forges paris

Annotation

The statue is identical with model 10775, plate 224, "Fontaine de Diane a la Biche" in the 1880 catalogue of the fonderie du Val d'Osne.

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Location (N 49°15'11" - E 3°5'34")

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