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Demeter and Persephone
August 2012 John Glines

Demeter and Persephone

Marble, ca. 27 B.C.E - 14, copy of a Greek marble relief of ca. 450425 B.C.E.. found at Eleusis
Demeter, goddess of agricultural abundance (left) with her daughter Persephone (right). The youth between
them is thought to be Triptolemos, who was sent by Demeter to teach men how to cultivate grain.
Greek and Roman Galleries, Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City, USA


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