Votive Statuette of a Goddess (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

600-550 BC
Greek (Boeotian)
terracotta
Boeotia, GREECE
Overall: 6 1/8 × 2 1/2 × 1 3/8 in. (15.56 × 6.35 × 3.49 cm)
60.25
The flat, boardlike depictions of women that appeared in 6th-century Boeotia are called “Pappas” idols, although they may have been votive dedications rather than objects of worship. Many of the statuettes are ornamented with pomegranates, a fruit associated with the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone, queen of the underworld.
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund
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