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Running Artemis

Artist Culture
Greek, c.900–31 BC
or Roman
Period
Hellenistic, 323–31 BC
Imperial period, 27 BC–AD 330
Date
late 2nd century BC–early 1st century AD
Material
Marble
Possibly associated with
Greece, Europe
Roman Empire, Italy, Europe
Classification
Stone & mineral
Current Location
On View, Gallery 208
Dimensions
height: 28 3/4 in. (73 cm)
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
41:1924
NOTES
Artemis, goddess of the hunt, is identifiable here by the quiver strap across her chest. The way the dress clings to the body (often called “wet drapery”) while simultaneously billowing around the figure creates an exaggerated sense of movement that is a signature element of Hellenistic sculpture. Known for her chastity and modesty, Artemis cannot escape the dictates of the style and its body-conscious modeling.
- 1924
DeMotte, Inc., New York, NY, USA

1924 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from DeMotte, Inc. [1]


Notes:
[1] Bill of sale dated April 2, 1924 [SLAM document files]. Minutes of the Administrative Board of Control of the City Art Museum, March 27, 1924.
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