Near Life-Sized Italian White Marble Figure of Ceres, After the Antique
Near life-sized antique Italian white marble figure of CERES, 19th century,
Ceres, known to the Greeks as Demeter, was a goddess of agriculture, fertility, grains, the harvest, motherhood, the earth, and cultivated crops.
Depicted here standing tall and resplendent with bold flowing drapery, holding a large sheaf of wheat and a sickle, Her well modelled head and drawn back hair adorned with a headdress of stylized plaited straw, fruit and berries.
Figure 55” high, raised on an oak wood plinth 13.75” x 14.25” x 13.75” high
Provenance: acquired in 1914 by Mr. O.D. (1867-1918) Le Plateau Montreal, by descent to his children.
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