Roughed-out statue of Artemis from the Sculptor's Workshop.
Work on this statue clearly progressed from the front to the back with the whole form realised essentially in two-dimensions before it was fully shaped into three dimensions. This way of working whereby each detail is defined as the carver works into the stone rather than in phases of shaping, with the carver working systematically all around the figure, is typical of Roman relief sculpture. Another point to note is that this statue is of the Diana of Versailles type and clearly demonstrates a familiarity with the famous ideal statues of Classical and Hellenistic type in the 3rd-5th centuries AD when the Sculptor's Workshop was operating. Even though it is based on a standard type there are no signs of guidelines or measuring points on this piece.