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Diana Hunting

Statue
1859 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Diana the Goddess of Hunting is shown carrying a bow and arrow with a dog by her side. It was exhibited at the International Exhibition in South Kensington in 1862. The statue is adapted from the 4th century B.C marble known as the Diane de Versailles in the Louvre, Paris.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Statue
  • Plinth
Materials and Techniques
Marble
Brief Description
Diana, marble, Giovanni Maria Benzoni, 1859, Rome
Physical Description
Statue of Diana hunting. White marble with a marble plinth
Dimensions
  • Figure only weight: 366kg
  • Base only weight: 538kg
  • Combined figure and base weight: 904kg
  • Of base diameter: 72.5cm
  • Height: 70.5in
Marks and Inscriptions
Inscribed: 'G.M Benzoni. Roma. 1859'
Gallery Label
DIANA HUNTING Marble By GIOVANNI MARIA BENZONI (b.1809; d.1873) ITALIAN (Rome); 1859 Dixon Bequest 1268-1886(1994)
Credit line
Dixon Bequest
Object history
Dixon Bequest.
Historical context
Adapted from the 4th century BC marble known as the Diane de Versailles in the Louvre, Paris
Subject depicted
Summary
Diana the Goddess of Hunting is shown carrying a bow and arrow with a dog by her side. It was exhibited at the International Exhibition in South Kensington in 1862. The statue is adapted from the 4th century B.C marble known as the Diane de Versailles in the Louvre, Paris.
Bibliographic Reference
List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1886. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1887. pp.134
Collection
Accession Number
1268&A-1886

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record createdNovember 3, 2006
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