Greek Terracotta Head of a Goddess
An ancient Greek large terracotta head of a goddess wearing a high polos crown.
Ca. 5th century BC.
Statuettes of young goddesses of this type were frequently dedicated by women at sanctuaries sacred to Demeter (the goddess of the harvest and fertility) and her daughter Persephone (also called Kore). The luxuriant hair and youthful face indicate that this is likely Persephone.
Formerly in the collection of Dr. Wallace A. Russell, Tampa, Florida, 1960's.