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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Marble statue of Demeter seated on a throne (the back part and arm-rails of the throne have broken away and are missing); her lower arms and hands are missing, but probably held a torch or libation bowl. The head was carved separately from the body and socketed into the neck.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 350BC-330BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 1.52 metres (about)
  • Bibliography

    • Sculpture 1300 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G22

  • Exhibition history

    2015, 26 Mar-5 Jul, The British Museum, Defining Beauty: the body in ancient Greek art.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number



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