9" Handmade Resin Statue - Diana of Ephesus Goddess of the Amazons, Mother of Animals, Many-Breasted Artemis - With Remarkable Intricate Detail. Sandstone Color Finish. Absolutely Beautiful Addition to Any Altar or Home.
Her temple was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Her temple, which was built by Amazons (undoubtedly matrilineal priestesses), was one of the wonders of the ancient world and a goal of devout pilgrimage.
By Roman times she was called Diana; yet at Ephesus in Anatolia, her worship was most often under the names Mother of Animals, Many-Breasted Artemis. Columnar and wearing a unique ritual garment adorned with animals, her crown and staring gaze incorporates Astarte, while her moon disc and horned beasts evoke Diana.
In AD 380 her shrine was rededicated to Mary, whose old age and death was placed at Ephesus by Church legend. Note the similarity of posture, palms bestowing blessing, with countless images of Mary.
❀ Height: 9”
❀ Width: 3”
❀ Depth: 2”
❀ Weight : 10 oz.
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