Greek Terracotta Demeter Protome

SKU: MS.0095

Origin: Mediterranean, probably Boetia
Circa: 5th Century BC
Dimensions: 8.75" Height (23.2 cm)
Medium: Terracotta

The goddess is shown frontally with shoulder length centrally parted ribbed hair and wearing a polos. She has almond-shaped eyes and full lips. Covered throughout in white slip and remains of red pigment on drapery and polos. 


with Ariadne Galleries, New York. Mavrommatis collection, Switzerland; acquired early 1990s

Repaired from fragments with overpainting and infill, particularly down both arms. Remains of cream slip and pigment in places with rubbing to the higher area revealing the terracotta colour beneath.

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