Set of Greek and Roman : 10 Miniatures
The Classical Greek / Roman figures included are Diana the Huntress, Discus Thrower, Nike, Athena Standing, Athena Bust, Venus de Milo and other legendary heroes and gods. Diana the Huntress was originally painted in homage to the beauty of Diane de Poitiers, Henri II';s mistress. The Diskobolos (Discus Thrower) pays tribute to athletes from ancient Greek times as the Olympics were an important social tradition. This statue was created ca. 450 BC.Nike is the goddess who personified triumph and victory in Greek Mythology. The Nike of Samothrace was found on the island of Samothrace in the Aegean Sea in 1863 by a French expedition. Athena is the goddess of wisdom, skills and warfare. She is one of the twelve Olympians., Venus de Milo (Aphrodite de Melos) is the Greek / Roman goddess of love. In 1820, a Greek farmer on the Aegean Island of Melos found the Aphrodite broken into pieces and scattered about in a cavern.
Pieces Approx 2.5 - 3.5"H, bonded stone
Hermes, Achilles, Nike, Jupiter, Discobolus, Zeus, Athena (Minerva), Athena bust, Venus de Melos, Artemis