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Demeter wears a mantle covering her head and wrapped tightly over her dress. In her left hand are two ears of wheat and a pomegranate, and on her head is a grain basket embellished with a sun disc. With her right hand she originally supported a tall torch, which was set into pin holes on the...

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By 1970: Paul E. Manheim Collection (seemingly from Rome); gift of Paul E. Manheim to MFA, March 11, 1970

Credit Line

Gift of Paul E. Manheim

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 160–200

Place of Manufacture

Egypt (probably)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 189; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).


Height: 81 cm (31 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble, Dolomitic from the Greek Island of Thasos


The Ancient World