Monday, October 11, 2010

Persephone (aka Kore; lat. Proserpina)

Persephone/Kore from Eleusis, dated to 440-430 BC.

I've not seen very many sculptures of this goddess, but this relief is certainly famous. You'll see Persephone/Kore on the right in her normal, very serious mood and holding a torch in her hand. Other common attributes are a sceptre or box (cista mystica).

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