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Athena, Demeter, and Persephone

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Group of Athena, Demeter, and Persephone. All have red hair; red on pomegranates, shoes of Athena, tail and eyes of pig, yellow on top and bottom of Athena's chiton. The white slip is well preserved.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Paris: said from Thebes.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Archaic Period, early 5th century B.C.

Dimensions

Height x length: 11.9 x 10.5 cm (4 11/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7767

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture