Cast Gallery catalogue number: B035

Cast No. B035

The inscription on the left side of her skirt reads:
Nikandre dedicated me to the far-shooter of arrows, the excellent daughter of Deinodikes of Naxos, sister of Deinomenes, wife of Phraxos n[ow?]
Nikandre was almost certainly a priestess. Far-shooter of arrows refers to the god Apollo.
One of her hands survives (not shown in the cast) and is pierced by a drill hole, perhaps to hold the lead for a lion.

  • Plaster cast: Height: 1.90m.
  • Copy of a marble statue.
  • The statue:
    • is a Greek original of about 640-630 BC.
    • was found in the Sanctuary of Artemis on Delos in 1878.
    • is now in Athens, National Museum, 1.

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