Art: Goddess in Buffalo

Buffalo's Albright Art Gallery announced a major acquisition: a bronze Diana, accompanied by a little stag. The 36-inch-high figure, modeled by a Greek of the 2nd or 3rd century B.C., is extraordinarily well preserved. It has a windblown freshness and grace that no later sculptor could have improved on. Gallery Director Edgar Schenck would not say what his sculpture cost, but made clear that he thought it priceless: "We believe there is no other Greek bronze yet discovered which compares in size and quality to our Diana."

The statue was dug up some 30 years ago, during building excavations in Rome, but...

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