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Statue of Artemis from Mytilene


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 12 May 2018
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Artemis was the goddess of the moon, forest, and hunting. She stands on her left leg while her right arm rests on a pillar. The left hand rests on the waist and its palm is facing outward. Her head would have carried a diadem. She wears two snake-like armlets. The boots leave the toes exposed. Her clothes are rather stiff, especially at the hips. This statue is regarded as being not a good specimen of its kind. Marble. Roman Period, 2nd to 3rd century CE, copy of a Hellenistic original dating to the 4th century BCE. From Mytilene, Lesbos, in modern-day Greece. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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