Richard Nowitz

Many-breasted Artemis Ephesia (some scholars identify the pendants on her chest as eggs or even bulls’ testicles, rather than breasts) was a local western Anatolian goddess whom the Greeks identified with their own Artemis (Diana, to the Romans), a virgin goddess associated with the moon, hunting and fertility. This life-size stone statue, now in the Ephesus Museum, is unusual for its high, mitre-shaped crown.