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Statuette of a Goddess

A work made of terracotta.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of terracotta.


600-580 BCE


Greek; Boeotia

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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.


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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium


Ancient Greek


Statuette of a Goddess


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600 BCE–580 BCE




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

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George W. Sheldon Fund

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