Marble statuette of triple-bodied Hekate and the three Graces

Period: Late Hellenistic

Date: 1st–2nd century A.D.

Culture: Roman

Medium: Marble

Dimensions: H. 12 in. (30.5 cm)

Classification: Stone Sculpture

Credit Line: The Bothmer Purchase Fund, 1987

Accession Number: 1987.11.2

Description

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.

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