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Statuette of a Goddess

A work made of terracotta.
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  • A work made of terracotta.

Date:

600-580 BCE

Artist:

Greek; Boeotia

About this artwork

This terracotta sculpture was fashioned from locally abundant clay in Boeotia, situated to the northwest of Athens. The standing female wears a tall headdress and a painted necklace with a pomegranate pendant, which suggests that she depicts either Demeter or Persephone, goddesses of the harvest and agricultural fertility, respectively. Statuettes like this one were created in great numbers, probably as gifts to the gods or to be placed in graves.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Statuette of a Goddess

Origin

Dodona

Date

600 BCE–580 BCE

Medium

terracotta

Dimensions

18.2 × 7.7 × 6.8 cm (7 3/16 × 3 1/16 × 2 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

George W. Sheldon Fund

Reference Number

1924.1055

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