Female protomes, or half-length figures, possibly represented Persephone or Demeter. Both of these goddesses were associated with death and the afterlife. This figure would probably have been placed in a sanctuary as a votive offering.
[Gallery label text, 2004]
Ariadne Galleries, New York; purchased from them by the Gallery in 1988
This object has the following bibliographic references:
Article Scope: Reproduction only.
Susan Dodge Peters, ed.
Memorial Art Gallery: An Introduction to the Collection.
New York, New York: Memorial Art Gallery in association with Hudson Hills Press, 1988.
Article Title: Gallery Receives Gift of Important Greek Terracotta.
Article Scope: Article and reproduction.
Memorial Art Gallery.
Rochester, New York: Memorial Art Gallery, 1935-1995.
Issue Date: July-August 1988.
Page Number: 5
Article Scope: Mention and reproduction.
Magnum Opus: The Story of the Memorial Art Gallery, 1913-1988.
Rochester, NY: Memorial Art Gallery, 1988.
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