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  1. Plenty of Breasts

    Artemis (Diana) of Ephesus, 2nd century A.D., Roman copy of a Greek original, alabaster with 19th-century bronze head, hands, and feet. Museo archeologico nazionale, Naples

    Meet one of the strangest figures in all of art history: Artemis of Ephesus.  Read more about this odd sculpture here.

    The images below show the last legacy of our multi-breasted goddess.  Thanks to Centuries Past for reminding me of these incredible works of art!

                 Niccolò Tribolo, The Goddess of Nature, c. 1529, marble.  Musée National du Château, Fontainebleau          Niccolò Tribolo, The Goddess of Nature, c. 1529, marble.  Musée National du Château, Fontainebleau

          Giulio Romano, Artemis of Ephesus, 1514-46.  The British Museum, London          Giulio Romano, Artemis of Ephesus, 1514-46.  The British Museum, London

    Salvator Rosa, Figurina, print, 1653-58.  The British Museum, LondonSalvator Rosa, Figurina, print, 1653-58.  The British Museum, London

     
     
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