Greek Terracotta Enthroned Goddess

Greek Terracotta Enthroned Goddess

An ancient Greek terracotta statuette of a goddess seated on a high-backed throne, wearing a thick woolen peplos gathered at the waist and a high polos crown.

Found at Thebes, Greece.
Ca. 5th century BC.
Height: 4 1/4 in. (10.5 cm)

This type of statuette was produced all over mainland Greece and Magna Graecia, for use as votive offerings at sanctuaries dedicated to Demeter (goddess of the harvest and fertility) and her daughter Persephone (also known as Kore). Both goddesses were shown frontally, enthroned, and crowned.

Formerly in the collection of Dr. Wallace A. Russell, Tampa Florida; purchased in 1967 from A. Provos, Athens.

Inv#: 6818


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