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Double figurine of standing women
Rhodes, Greece
Classical Period, early 5th century BCE
Terracotta
H: 12; W: 5 cm
Bequest of Sam Levy, Lisbon
Accession number: 2004.47.34
 
 
Double figurines, probably representing Demeter and Persephone, were common dedications to sanctuaries and temples, apparently symbolizing the death and rebirth of vegetation.


Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir