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Head of Demeter or Kore

Greek, from Sicily

350-300 B.C.

Terracotta

 

Demeter is the goddess of agriculture and the mother of Kore, also known as Persephone, goddess of the Underworld. Their worship was widespread in Sicily, whose fertile fields supplied grain to the entirety of the Greek world, during this time.

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Taken on October 19, 2008