February 19th, 2012

Demeter



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.

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