Terracotta medallion fragment
- late 2nd–early 3rd century A.D.
- Terracotta; Rhône Valley ware
- H. 3 1/16 in. (7.7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
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Originally, the medallion would have decorated the body of a vessel, as with the three-handled jug in this case (17.194.870). This appliqué depicts the goddess Demeter with a crown of corn ears, seated on a throne and greeting the Eleusinian hero Triptolemus, to whom she is said to have taught the art of agriculture.