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Marble statuette of triple-bodied Hekate and the three Graces

Late Hellenistic
1st–2nd century A.D.
H. 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Bothmer Purchase Fund, 1987
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
Hekate presided over pathways and crossroads, especially at night. She was the goddess of the moon and of nocturnal sorcery. Like Hermes, she could travel to and from the underworld and the earth.
Kraus, Theodor. 1960. Hekate: Studien zu Wesen und Bild der Göttin in Kleinasien und Griechenland. pp. 144-5, Heidelberg: C. Winter.

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