Statuette of the goddess Artemis

Myrina (Hellenistic) and Photographer: Ardon Bar-Hama-0200/-0100

Freud Museum London

Freud Museum London
London, United Kingdom

The goddess Artemis, huntress and patroness of wild creatures, is recognizable by her hunting dress of short tunic, mantle, and boots with turned down flaps. She is shown in rapid movement to the right, her right arm flung out ahead, while her left, wrapped in the mantle, hangs at her side. Images of androgynous, childless women intrigued Freud. Artemis, like Athena, is chaste and masculinized. Both are virgin goddesses of aggression: Artemis is the goddess of the hunt, armed with arrows; Athena is goddess of war (as well as a goddess of wisdom) and holds a spear.


  • Title: Statuette of the goddess Artemis
  • Creator: Myrina (Hellenistic), Photographer: Ardon Bar-Hama
  • Date: -0200/-0100
  • Date Created: -0200/-0100
  • Physical Dimensions: 25 x 13 x 8.3 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Artemis, Goddess, Mythology
  • Rights: Copyright Freud Museum London
  • External Link: Freud Museum London
  • Medium: Terracotta

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