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Selcuk Museum March 2011 3888.jpg
14-MAR-2011

Selcuk Museum March 2011 3888.jpg

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The so-called ‘Beautiful Artemis’. Cult statue, 2nd. century AD.

Marble, 174 cm high. Also excavated in the Prytaneion.

Source: ‘Catalogue du Musée d’Ephèse’ 1989.

Whereas the Greek-Roman Artemis/Diana was a goddess of - amongst other things - hunting, the Artemis in Ephesus was a mother goddess (fertility goddess), and as such a localized version of the Anatolian mothergoddess Kybele.

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