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Artemis

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)
Praxiteles
1840-50

Budapest /  Artémisz   Budapest /  Artémisz

Description

Bronze or cast iron statue of the socalled "Diane de Gabies" - "Diane de Gabies", statue found by G. Hamilton in 1792 in Gabies, Italy. Roman work in marble, dating to the imperial period (under Tiberius' reign, 14 - 37 AD) and copied after a Greek original showing probably the Greek goddess Artemis (Latin: Diana), usually attributed to Praxiteles (Musée du Louvre, Paris, Wikipedia).

Inscription(s)

a kútszobor praxitelész
ARTÉMISZ
szobra nyomán készült
az egykori kút a kapisztrán
téren állt, mintegy fél év-
századig régi neve hébe -
kút volt. 1923-tól 1936-ig
a hess andrás téren állt
a lebontott kútból csak
a szobor maradt meg
felállíttatta a fővárosi
tanács v.b. 1967.
Fountain statue
Artemis
created by Praxiteles
the former Fountain on Capistrano
Square was almost half a century old
and was called Hebe-Fountain.
From 1923 to 1936
it was on Hess András Square
The fountain was demolished
only the statue remained
erected by the capital city
council 1967

Sculptor

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Location (N 47°30'13" - E 19°1'43")

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