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Mythology in the Art | Greek mythology | Persephone
1. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Demeter, Triptolemos, Persephone.
Fragment of the Great Eleusinian mysteries.
Marble. 440—430 BCE.
Athens, National Archaeological Museum.
2. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Persephone.
Pentelic marble.
Beginning of the 1st cent. CE.
Baia, Archaeological Museum of the Phlegraean Fields.
3. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Persephone (close-up).
Pentelic marble.
Beginning of the 1st cent. CE.
Baia, Archaeological Museum of the Phlegraean Fields.
4. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Goddess sitting on the throne (Persephone?).
Parian marble. Ca. 480 BCE.
Height 151 cm.
Berlin, State Museums.
5. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Goddess sitting on the throne (Persephone?). Detail.
Parian marble. Ca. 480 BCE.
Berlin, State Museums.
6. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with a scene of the rape of Persephone (the front side).
Fine-grained marble (possibly Italic).
160—180 CE.
Inv. No. 86.
Florence, Gallery of Uffizi.
7. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with a scene of the rape of Persephone (the left short side panel).
Fine-grained marble (possibly Italic).
160—180 CE.
Inv. No. 86.
Florence, Gallery of Uffizi.
8. SCULPTURE. Greece.
The Sitting Goddess. Detail.
Parian marble. Ca. 480 BCE.
Munich, Glyptotek.
9. CERAMICS. Southern Italy.
Volute-krater depicting the journey of Orpheus to the Underworld.
Red-figured volute-krater. Apulia.
Attributed to The Underworld Painter (by Trendall).
Clay. Ca. 330—310 BCE.
Munich, State Antique Collection.
10. CERAMICS. Southern Italy.
Volute-krater depicting the journey of Orpheus to the Underworld. Detail: Hades and Persephone in their Palace with Orpheus and other denizens of the Underworld.
Red-figured volute-krater. Apulia.
Attributed to The Underworld Painter.
Clay. Ca. 330—310 BCE.
Munich, State Antique Collection.
11. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Flora (Proserpine). Fresco from Stabiae (cubiculum w26 of the Villa of Ariadne).
Inv. No. 8834.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
12. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with scenes of the myth of Protesilaus and Laodamia.
Left side panel.
Marble. Late 2nd century CE.
Naples, Santa Chiara Church.
13. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with scenes of the myth of Protesilaus and Laodamia.
Marble. Late 2nd century CE.
Naples, Santa Chiara Church.
14. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Demeter, Triptolemos, Persephone.
Fragment of the Great Eleusinian mysteries.
Marble.
Ca. 27 BCE — 14 CE.
New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
15. SCULPTURE. Magna Graecia.
Relief with Quadriga. A so-called “Small metope” of the temple X in Selinuntum.
Compact limestone of Menfi.
560—550 BCE.
Palermo, Regional Archaeological Museum.
16. SCULPTURE. Magna Graecia.
Relief with three deities. A so-called “Small metope” of the temple Y in Selinuntum.
Compact limestone of Menfi.
560—550 BCE.
Palermo, Regional Archaeological Museum.
17. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus of the Muses (front panel).
Marble. Rome. First half of the 2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. MR 880 (Ma 475).
Paris, Louvre Museum.
18. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with a scene of the rape of Proserpina (the front side).
Marble. 200—220 CE.
Inv. No. A 10 int.
Pisa, Camposanto Monumentale.
19. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with a myth of Selene and Endymion. Frieze of the lid.
Luna marble. Mid-2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. MC 725.
Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo dei Conservatori.
20. SCULPTURE.
Castor and Pollux.
Carlo Albacini (active 1769—1812).
Marble. After the Antique.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.