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Demeter or Persephone

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The head must have come from a votive relief and must have represented a goddess such as Demeter or Persephone. The nose is missing, and the surfaces are somewhat worn. The head is broken down the back and irregularly at the upper part of this area. There is a gouge across the top. The...

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1918, gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thompson, Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 12, 1918); June 26, 2013, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Christie's, New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Greek, Classical or Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 083.


Height: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, crystalline Greek, probably Pentelic


The Ancient World