Greek Terracotta Standing Goddess

Greek Terracotta Standing Goddess

An ancient Greek terracotta statuette of a standing goddess, wearing a long chiton and polos crown.

Ca. 5th century BC
Height: 5 in. (12.5 cm).

This type of statuette of a young goddess was typically dedicated by women at sanctuaries sacred to Demeter (the goddess of the harvest and fertility) and her daughter Persephone (also called Kore). This statuette likely shows Persephone, as she frequently wears the chiton.

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

Inv#: 6819

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