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The Return of Persephone, with Hermes, Hecate & Demter | Greek vase, Athenian red figure krater

T16.6 THE RETURN OF PERSEPHONE

Museum Collection: Metropolitan Museum, New York City, USA
Catalogue No.: New York 28.57.23
Beazley Archive No: 214158
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Krater, bell
Painter: Attributed to the Persephone Painter
Date: --
Period: Classical

ARTICLES

Persephone, Hermes, Hekate, Demeter

SUMMARY

Hermes leads Persephone forth from the underworld where she is greeted by the goddesses Demeter and Hekate. Hermes is depicted holdling his kerykeion (herald's wand), and wearing a winged petasos (cap). Persephone wears a crown, Hekate carries a pair of burning torches, and Demeter holds a royal staff.

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