Artemis - die grosse Göttin von Ephesos: Gerard Seiterle
A key work.
The most contentious theory was the hypothesis of Gerhard Seiterle, whoconsidered these hanging objects on the statue of
Diana Ephesia as bull testicles.
not have nipples. His hypothesis could be theoretically acceptable, because in
the ancient times the bull was the symbol of fertility.
However, we do not haveexact information about this kind of sacriﬁcial rite. Seiterle’s theory was refutedby Dieter Zeller,
but Seiterle’s interpretation became (afer the “multiply-breasts”Diana Ephesia