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Vintage Art Deco Tile Diana The Huntress

$ 85.00
An Art Deco or Moderne era tile depicting Diana the Huntress, riding a horse amongst the stars. Her nude form is in a raised line process, her orangey red against a pastel background. The tile measures 6" square. The back is covered in cork to use as a trivet and has remnants of a Treasure Chest foil label, probably a retailer. The tile is most likely made by Wheeling. The condition is excellent with only a couple of tiny nicks on the edge.

Diana was the goddess of the hunt. The daughter of the Roman god Jupiter and his mistress, Latona, Diana was born on the island of Delos with her twin brother, Apollo, the god of light.

Although primarily associated with hunting, Diana was also revered as the goddess of the woods, children and childbirth, fertility, chastity, the moon, and wild animals. Her worshipers believed she had the power to talk to woodland animals and even control their movements and behavior. She was also prayed to by women who wanted to conceive and by mothers who wanted an easy childbirth.

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