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Pottery: red-figured neck-amphora.
(a) The sending of Triptolemos. In the centre Triptolemos, a youth with long hair looped up over the ears, a laurel wreath (red) with an olive wreath (purple) over it, a mantle about his legs, is seated to right in the winged carriage; he holds upright in his left a sceptre, the end resting on his right foot, and in his right a phiale. On the right Demeter stands en face, but looking at him, and pouring wine (the σπονδή) from a jug hanging in her right hand: her left rests on her shoulder. On the left Persephone stands looking on, leaning with her left on a sceptre, and holding downwards in her right ears of corn. Each goddess wears a long sleeved chiton and himation, earrings, and a radiated fillet. Demeter has a saccos: Persephone, a broad band, studded with crosses, wound twice round her looped up hair: her chiton has a broad border of dots and a pattern of crosses. The wings of the chariot are very long, and rise perpendicularly from the axle. The seat is modelled after an Ionic capital, with a spotted cushion, and has a dotted step and side rail terminating in a rosette, resting on columniform supports.
(b) Demeter (?), Persephone (?), and a woman. Two women, resembling the goddesses in a, stand on the right, facing a figure closely draped in long chiton and mantle, and long hair bound with radiated fillet, who appears to be a woman and to wear earrings. Demeter stands in the centre, dressed as before, and holding a burning torch. Persephone stands on right en face, but looking to left, holding in her right upright a sceptre: her chiton is here without decoration, her hair is knotted behind, and she has a radiated fillet.
Late stage of large style. Purple (or white?) rays, wreath, wine, flame, and ears of corn. No inner markings of anatomy. Eye in profile.
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Height: 56.50 centimetres
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Bull. de l’Acad. de Brux. vii, 2, p. 187; Gerhard, A. V. i, pl. 75, p. 200 (gives wrong form and rev.); Él. Cér. iii, pl. 52, p. 165; Stephani, Compte Rendu, 1859, p. 84, no. 27; Strube, Bilderkreis von Eleusis, p. 9, i(2); Overbeck, Kunstmyth. (Demeter), p. 538, no. 24, Atlas, pl. 15, no. 10.
- On display (G20a/dc7)
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