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Artemis A Bust
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This bronze(!) statue of Artemis dates to the fourth century B.C.!  It is larger than life size— 6.4 ft. [1.94 m.] tall.  Originally there was a quiver on her back.  In her right hand she held an offering bowl and in her left a bow (missing).  She is wearing a peplos—the folds of which area clearly visible. 

This statue, along with three others, was found in 1959 during building excavations in Piraeus.  They were found as a group and although deposited at the same time, they were crafted at different periods.  They were probably deposited in the first century B.C.