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Mask of Demeter

Goddess wears a stephane and a veil which folds in front of each shoulder. In each ear a large disc ear-ring. Broken in three pieces and put together with some restoration in front of the neck. Mask cut off at base of neck.


By 1903: Mrs. S. T. Morse Collection (according to MFA Register of Pottery, she purchased the mask from E. Simeon, London, who stated to have found it in his own excavations in the island of Rhodes); gift of Mrs. S. T. Morse to MFA, January 1903

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Gift of Mrs. S. T. Morse

Greek, East Greek, Archaic Period, 600–480 B.C.

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The Ancient World