"Diane Chasseresse," School of Fontainebleau.
The painting shows Diana while hunting. The peculiar crescent moon on her forehead symbolizes her being a moon goddess.
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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. (Purchase: Nelson Trust).
Diana was the twin sister of the god
. Her father and mother
Diana was the goddess of the Moon, and she preferred the company
of young goddesses. She was also known as the goddess of
the hunt. Romans identified Diana with the Greek goddess Artemis.
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