Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Lower part of a marble relief with two goddesses

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble, Pentelic
Dimensions:
H. 53 1/2 in. (135.9 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.97.99
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 153
Adaptation of the Great Eleusinian Relief of ca. 450–425 B.C.

The two goddesses are closely related to the figures of Demeter and Persephone on the Great Eleusinian Relief, a cast of which is displayed nearby. The altarlike incense burner between them must be an addition of the Roman copyist. This relief is said to have been found at Eleusis.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1926. "The Classical Collection: Rearrangement and Important Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 21 (4), Part 2: pp. 8, 10, fig. 2.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 246, 248, fig. 170, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 246, 248, fig. 170, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1935. "A Roman Copy of the Eleusinian Relief." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 30 (11): p. 217 n. 3.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1950. The Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks, 3rd edn. pp. 180, 522, fig. 510, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 94, 232, pl. 72d, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 35, pp. 28-29, pl. 32b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo National Museum, and Kyoto Municipal Museum. 1972. Treasured Masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 34, fig. 34, Tokyo: Tokyo National Museum.

Robertson, Martin and Cambridge University Press. 1975. A History of Greek Art, Vols. 1 and 2. p. 671 n. 41, Cambridge, England.

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