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Amulet with Demeter, Harpokrates/Triptolemos, and Persephone

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At the left stands Demeter, goddess of grain, as shown in Egypt, with a tall torch and a veiled head surmounted by a grain basket. At the right is her daughter Persephone, queen of the Underworld, holding a scepter and with two ears of grain emerging from her head. Between them is an...

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Provenance

By 1991: with Sotheby's, 1334 York Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10021 (Sotheby's auction, June 18, 1991, lot 197 [according to R. Keresey: from a New York Art Consortium-- now defunct]); by 1995: with Antiqua, Inc., 6320 Canoga Avenue, Suite 1770, Woodland Hills, California 91367 (Antiqua, Inc., Catalogue II, no. 66, pp. 32-33, illus.); May 21, 1997: purchased by MFA from Antiqua, Inc.

Credit Line

Benjamin and Lucy Rowland Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, 3rd century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Probably Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1997.62

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants