MARBLE STATUE OF ARTEMIS IN THE MUSEUM AT CONSTANTINOPLE, Salomon Reinach
The charming figure which is reproduced on our plate No. Ix, from a not quite satisfactory photograph taken at Constantinople, is certainly one of the most remarkable statues in the Tchinly-Kiosk Museum, where it was placed in 1882, after having remained for some time in the arsenalof Saint Irene. According to the short and often untrustworthy register kept by the Museum officials, it was discovered some twenty years ago in Mytilene,-whether in the principal town or somewhere else in Lesbos we do not know. In 1871, an Englishman residing at Constantinople, to whom the care of the yet scanty collection had been entrusted, published a short French catalogue which, printed in Constantinople, has remained almost unknown to most archmologists in Europe. Although Mr. Goold's catalogue is far from being satisfactory, and contains many mistakes and misstatements, this gentleman had the merit of understanding the value of some of the statues he described,and he enriched his notice with a few lithographs from the most interesting works in the collection. Among others, he published a plate representing the statue from Mytilene,' which, so far as I know, has not been reproduced in any other book or periodical.