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Head of Demeter-Io

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Io is diademed, and the two tiny horns protruding from her forehead are her distinguishing marks. She wears a tiara, behind which a veil is drawn over her head. On top is a broken surface, which must be the remains of a basket (kalathos), a typical emblem of Demeter. Irregularities in the...

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Provenance

By date unknown: said to have been brought from Patras by the donor's father; by 1963: Evelyn Yates Inman Collection; gift of Mrs. Arthur Inman (Evelyn Yates Inman) to MFA, December 11, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Evelyn Yates Inman in memory of Alonzo Colt Yates of Washington, D.C.

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 106; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 109 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

63.2683

Medium or Technique

Marble, island

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture