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Demeter 
19th-Feb-2012 08:56 pm


The goddess Demeter, found in the sanctuary of Demeter, Knidos, dated to 350-330 BC.  She is shown seated on a throne, the paradigm of Greek womanhood, serene, mature, motherly and modestly veiled.  The head was carved seperately from the body. She would probably have held a libation bowl in one hand or a torch, and a statue of her daughter Persephone would perhaps have stood beside her. From the British Museum.





Comments 
19th-Feb-2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
Beautiful!
Somehow the facial features reminded me of Alexander :)
19th-Feb-2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is serenely beautiful, isn't it? And the deepset eyes, full mouth, do have a look of Alexander which I hadn't noticed before.
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