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Eleusinian Demeter with torch & Plutus with cornucopia | Greek vase, Apulianr red figure loutrophoros

K26.1 DEMETER & PLOUTOS

Museum Collection: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, USA
Catalogue Number: Malibu 86.AE.680
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Apulian Red Figure
Shape: Loutrophoros
Painter: Attributed to Painter of Louvre MNB1148
Date: ca 350 - 340 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

Detail of Eleusis and Eniatos. Demeter the goddess of grain is depicted as the Queen of the Eleusinian Mysteries, with a four-headed Eleusinian torch in her hand. Her son Ploutos, here labelled Eniatos (Year), holds a cornucopia (horn of plenty) in his hand. The larger vase scene depicts the unrelated story of Zeus' seduction of Leda.

ARTICLESDemeter, Ploutos

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