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Artemis Bathing

Bronze

H 27 ½” x W 10 ¼” x D 6 ¾”

©2003 

 

Artemis, bathing in a stream, discovered Actaeon spying on her.  So offended, she changed Actaeon into a stag devoured by his own hounds. The harshness of Artemis and her association with the wild, made her dangerous, “paradoxically compassionate and vengeful, nurturing and destructive, pacific and bloody.”*

 

*Robert E. Bell, Women of Classical Mythology (New York:  Oxford University Press, 1991) p. 71.