Mask of Demeter

Greek
about 5th century B.C.


Dimensions

43.8 cm (17 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

97.353

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Mask of Demeter. Half figure. Between thumb and fore-finger of right hand a seed; the left holds a flower-bud. White slip fairly well preserved. Remains of black and white on polos, black on hair, white on face, pink on left cheek. Eyebrows and lids and irises black. Pink on lips; traces of border around neck.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Greece. Bought in Athens.); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund