A GREEK TERRACOTTA BUST OF A WOMAN Hellenistic Period, Circa 300-250 B.C. Perhaps depicting Persephone, the beautifully-modelled face with heavy-lidded eyes, full lips and a dimpled chin, her thick, center-parted wavy hair supporting a cylindrical polos, the earlobes perforated for now-missing earrings, wearing a molded necklace with beech-nut pendants, the plain bust with rounded shoulders, the breasts only slightly modelled, preserving traces of white pigment throughout
Head of Demeter or Kore Greek, made in Sicily, 350-300 BC Terracotta Inventory # 76.AD.34 The worship of Demeter (goddess of agriculture) and her daughter, Kore, was popular in Sicily. The island was famous in antiquity for its fertile fields, which supplied grain to the rest of the Greek world. This head, broken from a bust or a full-length statue, would have been left as an offering in one of Demeter's many sanctuaries and temples.
Bust of Kore (Persephone) wearing a cloak and circlet. Terracotta. End of the 4th/first half of the 3rd c. BCE Votive deposit of the sanctuary of Demeter and Kore at loc. Casaletto, Ariccia. Museo Nazionale Romano: Terme di Diocleziano Rome, Italy
GREEK TERRACOTTA PROTOME BUST OF A GODDESS Probably Persephone, wearing peplos and himation; jewelry, garment folds and blond hair in red and yellow paint still visible. Ca. 470-450 BC. H. 10 1/4 in. (26.2 cm.) via > royalathena.com