Art Nouveau Semi Nude Wood Carving of Ariadne Goddess of Wine
Skilfully hand carved hardwood semi-nude figure of a woman partially draped. Depicting Ariadne, in Greek mythology the Goddess of wine. Art Nouveau era, circa 1900. Artist signed in monogram, but unknown.
"ARIADNE - Greek Goddess - The wife of the god Dionysos. She was granted a seat beside her husband amongst the gods of heavens. Sounds like Mary the mother of god in the Roman Catholic church too?"
"Bia is the Greek goddess of force and power, and is the sister of Nike, the goddess of victory and is the daughter of Pallas and Styx, the goddess of hate. Bia and her siblings were constant companions of Zeus since they helped him fight in the Titan war." Meaures