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Statuette of Artemis

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Artemis stands like a minature cult figure, on top of a three-stepped base. She is dressed in a sleeveless peplos of Laconian (the area around Sparta) fashion that is belted at the waist, with its skirt arranged to appear straight in the front with the fullness gathered into seven pleats across...

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"Chimaridas [dedicated this] to [Artemis] Daidaleia" (on skirt) ΧΙΜΑΡΙDΑΣΤΑΙDΑΛΕΙΑΙ Σ in retrograde


By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 139 (according to this catalogue the piece was found at Mazi, near Olympia, in 1897); by 1898: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 530–520 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Laconia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 019; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 118 (additional published references).


Height: 19.2 cm (7 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World