Series of five marble statues of women, except one copied after antique originals.
- Diana of Gabies,"Diane de Gabies", statue found by G. Hamilton in 1792 in Gabies, Italy. Roman work in marble, dating to the imperial period (under Tiberius' reign, 14 - 37 AD) and copied after a Greek original showing probably the Greek goddess Artemis (Latin: Diana), usually attributed to Praxiteles (Musée du Louvre, Paris, Wikipedia).
(Ἄρτεμις) in Greek, or Diana, in Roman mythology, is the goddess of the hunt and moon and birthing, being associated with wild animals and woodland, and having the power to talk to and control animals
(Wikipedia: Artemis and Diana)..
- Hebe, goddess of youth (Wikipedia). Copy of the statue by Bertel Thorvaldsen, 1816 (Thorvaldsen Museum, København)
Three statues of Venus / Aphrodite, goddess of love (Wikipedia):
- Venus of Arles. Original: Hymettus marble, Roman artwork, imperial period (end of the 1st century BC), might be a copy of the Aphrodite of Thespiae by Praxiteles. Found in the ancient theatre of Arles, France (Musée du Louvre, Paris) (Wikipedia).
- Venus de' Medici, statue of Venus with a dolphin, the cloth is added by the copyist. At the foot inscribed ed. mayer rest. / romae 1854. Original: 1st century BC marble copy, perhaps made in Athens, of a bronze original Greek sculpture, discovered in Rome in the sixteenth century (Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence) (Wikipedia).
- Venus Kallipygos (Venus with the pretty bottom). Original: Roman work in marble, dating to the late 1st century BC. It is considered to be a copy or "paraphrase" of an older Greek statue, probably bronze. This lost original is thought to have been created around 300 BC (Naples National Archaeological Museum) (Wikipedia).
Together with the discobolus the statues forms a series along the Eckensee.
- Johann Ludwig von Hofer (Ludwigsburg 1801 - Stuttgart 1887),
Sources & Information
- Stadt Stuttgart, Liste der Kulturdenkmale, Unbewegliche Bau- und Kunstdenkmale (April 2008) (PDF on-line).
Location (N 48°46'45" - E 9°10'54")
Item Code: debw118; Photograph: 18 April 2012
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