An antique fragment substantially restored by Cavaceppi. The antique portions are the torso and the chlamys encircling her shoulders and were probably from a statue of Aphrodite or a nymph. The drapery at the waist, the head and neck, forearms and torch were added by Cavaceppi who turned it into Artemis or Diana Lucifera, the Moon Goddess, with her attributes the lighted torch and crescent horns. The marble has been thoroughly smoothed over and the deep drill work of the hair and rounded modelling of the face and hands is characteristic of Cavaceppi's work. The piece was bought from Cavaceppi by Henry Blundell.
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