Danube Virtual Museum

The Head of the Roman Goddess Diana

Title: The Head of the Roman Goddess Diana
Site: Diana / Statio Cataractarum Diana
Location/Region: Kladovo
Chrolonology: 1 AD - 500
Museum: National Museum in Belgrade - Archeological Museum of Đerdap
Country: Serbia
Period: Roman Limes: Trajan - Hadrian
Epoch: Roman
Closer Dating: 1st - 2nd century
Material: Yellow-white marble
Dimensions: H 5,5 cm
Bibliography:

Ј. (Rankov) Kondić (processing, cat. collection in the prepress); Ј. (Rankov) Kondić in: Archeological Museum of Iron Gate/Đerdap (Belgrade, 1996), cat. А7.


Description

The head of the Roman Italic goddess Diana, the patroness of the Danube Cataracts, with characteristically combed hair, beautifully modeled face, although small, was done in the best artistic traditions of the manufacturing of large sculptures in the Hellenistic Age in Greece and the Augustan classicism.

Early Roman fortress Diana/Stacio Cataractarum Diana-fortress T I /сastrum I (Кarataš-Novi Sip): systematic archeological research and excavation (Iron Gate/Đerdap II Project, J. (Rankov) Kondić).