Le Louvre French Antiques

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Dallas, TX 75207
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Code 618-6
Antique French Terracotta Statue of The Goddess Diana

This magnificent terra cotta statuary depicts Diana as the focal point of the group. Two playful dogs want to be a part of the entire process with one jumping up on her body!  Three women are attending her, one washing her foot, another is on the lookout for intruders and the last woman is holding one of the dogs by the collar with a quiver on her back. Notice the superior figurative sculpting of the facial expressions; the dresses and how they drape for a certain movement; the hands, fingers and feet showing certain movements; and, the positions of the dogs, with their feet in movement clutching Diana‚Äôs stomach and the other displays his toes spread as he pushes off to jump from the ledge.

This artisan was definitely a master at his craft. In Roman mythology, Diana was Goddess of all wild animals and the hunt. Suitable for any area of the home, this terra cotta statuary will be a topic of conversation. Early 1900's.

CONDITON: Excellent; Old surface buildup to center area.

H=16, W=11, D=11
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