K26.1 PLUTUS & DEMETER
|Museum Collection||The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu|
|Catalogue No.||Malibu 86.AE.680|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Apulian Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Painter of Louvre MNB 1148|
|Date||ca 350 - 340 B.C.|
Demeter is here depicted as "ELEUSIS", queen of the Eleusinian Mysteries. She is seated on a pair of cushions and holds a four-headed Eleusinian torch in her hand. Her son Plutus, here labelled "ENIATOS" (Year), holds a cornucopia (horn of plenty) bursting with grain.