Relief depicting the Eleusinian deities (126)

Τελευταία τροποποίηση: 14-SEP-2009


Relief. Found at Eleusis. Reassembled by two pieces. Depicted are the Eleusinian deities in a mystery ritual. Demeter stands at the left, wearing a peplos and holding a scepter in her left hand. In her right hand she holds the sacred ears of corn, which she hands to Triptolemos, the son of Keleos, King of Eleusis. At the right side, behind Triptolemos, is depicted Persephone holding a torch and blessing Triptolemos. The large size of the relief suggests that this was possibly a votive one. Height: 2.20 m., width: 1.52 m.

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