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Bust of Diana

A work made of marble.
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  • A work made of marble.


about 1692–93


Giuseppe Mazza
Italian, 1653—1741

About this artwork

Around 1692 the Bolognese sculptor Giuseppe Mazza carved a series of at least three half-length figures for the interior of the Liechtenstein Palace in Vienna. The subjects, taken from Greek mythology, included the musician and poet Orpheus, the hero Meleager, and the goddess Diana, identified here by the crescent moon that adorns her forehead. The compact pose of the figure and lack of carving on the reverse side indicate that this sculpture was intended to be placed against a wall or within a niche.


On View, Gallery 209


Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Giuseppe Mazza


Bust of Diana


France (Object made in)

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67.9 × 59.1 × 27.9 cm (26 3/4 × 23 1/4 × 11 in.)

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Harry and Maribel G. Blum Endowment

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