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Demeter & Persephone, goddesses of the grain | Greek vase, Athenian red figure volute krater

K3.1B DEPARTURE OF TRIPTOLEMOS

Museum Collection: Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany
Museum Catalogue No.: Karlsruhe 68.101
Beazley Archive No.: 352484
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Krater, volute
Painter: Attributed to the Berlin Painter
Date: ca 480 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Triptolemos prepares to depart in a winged chariot (partially shown) to instruct mankind in the art of agriculture. He stands opposite Demeter who holds waving sheafs of wheat. Between them lies a sacrificial altar.

ARTICLESDemeter, Triptolemos

 
 
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