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Protome

ca. 450 BCE-425 BCE
13 3/16 x 11 9/16 x 3 3/8 in. (33.5 x 29.3 x 8.6 cm)

Unknown, Greek
Greek

Object Type: Ceramics
Medium and Support: Terracotta, polychromy
Credit Line: June Alexander Memorial Fund and Tribute Fund
Accession Number: 1988.5
Location: Currently on view
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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]

Provenance
Ariadne Galleries, New York; purchased from them by the Gallery in 1988

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