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Title / Description: Demeter, Triptolemos, and PersephoneCommentary: Demeter (at left) is giving ears of corn to Triptolemos in order to show him how to cultivate cereal. The figure on the right hand side of the relief is Persephone. This votive relief is dated to dated to ca. 440-430 B.C. In keeping with the tenets of High Classical relief, the figures are depicted with an eye towards naturalism and attention to anatomical detail and accuracy. The figures are shown gesturing in fluid poses, although their demeanors still betray little emotion (like figures from the Archaic period and earlier).
Object Location: Athens, Greece
Provenance: Eleusis, Greece
Object Type: image - bas-relief
Date: ca. 435 BCE
"National Archaeological Museum of Athens: The Collection of Sculpture", http://www.culture.gr/2/21/214/21405m/e21405m2.html
Author of Commentary: Adam Mendelson
Source: Attridge, Harold W. Harold Attridge slide collection