Sunday, August 29, 2010


A commissioned piece, this doll represents the ancient Greek moon goddess, Selene (also known as Luna to the ancient Romans). The goddess is frequently pictured as a lovely maiden carrying a torch and wearing a lunar crescent on her head. Many classic statues of Selene show her with a gauzy scarf swirling around her head. I incorporated all these symbols into my doll.

Not pictured in most classical representations of the Goddess, but requested by the person who commissioned the doll, is the tiny moon hare sitting at her feet and gazing up at her luminous face. The hare is associated with the moon in many cultures, so this one should feel right at home.

 To see more photos of Selene (as well as my other dolls), visit me on Flickr.

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