Diana is the Greek goddess of the moon and protector of the young.
This Statue of Diana, the Huntress was once the highest sculpture in New York City that rose 347 feet above street level. Its a masterpiece of Augustus Saint-Gaudins, an Irish-born American who intended to place the statue above the Madison Garden Square but was removed in 1925 because the building was torn down. Its the only statue of Saint-Gaudins that portrayed naked and New Yorkers thought it’s an obscene sight. Some have to use a telescope and binoculars to get a closer look of the 14 feet 60-inch statue that protrays Diana as a hunter, aiming a bow and an arrow.
Today, the Statue of Diana is a permament fixture at the Museum of Arts in Philadelphia. It stands in the middle of the Grand Staircase and nobody enters the museum without admiring her in its flawless copper sheets.
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