Mask of Demeter

Description
This mask or fragment from a figurine shows the Greek goddess Demeter. It was collected by Lieutenant Colonel Montague whose collection of over 800 classical archaeological objects is an important resource in the museum collections.
The item was a votive offering, used as a gift to the goddess in return for answering a prayer made by the giver and was made of light red terra-cotta.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/484
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
mask of Demeter
Simple Name
figurine
Full Name
figurine in the form of a mask of Demeter
Dimensions
whole W 85 mm; whole height 100 mm; whole depth 63 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Archaic - 1100-500 BC
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Site Name
Rhodes?
Collection Country
Greece
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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