Greek pinax fragment of Persephone from Locri

G141

£600.00

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A very fine moulded pottery pinax (votive plaque) fragment decorated with a profile head of the goddess Persephone.

The quality and style of decoration is unique to Locri where similar plaques were found in two sanctuaries associated with the goddesses Persephone and Aphrodite. The diadem worn on this head suggests a representation of Persephone rather than Aphrodite or a female supplicant.

Culture
Greek, South Italian region of Calabria, Locri, c. 470-450 BC

Size
5.9 x 6.4 cms

Condition
Fragment as shown

Provenance
Ex. collection: Tom Lenders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1942-2019). Lenders was a former teacher at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie art school and a discerning collector in various fields.

Supplied with a custom-made translucent perspex display stand

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