Demeter

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
by
published on 29 May 2016

This is a marble statue of Demeter seated on a throne. The lower arms are lost, together with the hands, at least one of which probably held a libation bowl or torch. The head was carved separately from the body. The goddess is portrayed as the model of Greek womanhood - serene, mature, motherly, and modestly veiled. A statue of her daughter Persephone (now lost) was perhaps shown standing beside her. From the sanctuary of Demeter at Knidos, Turkey. Circa 350-330 BCE. (The British Museum, London)



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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