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Mask of Demeter

Greek, East Greek
Archaic Period
600–480 B.C.


Dimensions

23.3 cm (9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.92

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Goddess wears a stephane and a veil which folds in front of each shoulder. In each ear a large disc ear-ring. Broken in three pieces and put together with some restoration in front of the neck. Mask cut off at base of neck.

Provenance

By 1903: Mrs. S. T. Morse Collection (according to MFA Register of Pottery, she purchased the mask from E. Simeon, London, who stated to have found it in his own excavations in the island of Rhodes); gift of Mrs. S. T. Morse to MFA, January 1903

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. S. T. Morse