Ceres marble head (Greek mythology Demeter)
Italy, Rome 17th century
Ceres is the Roman goddess of agriculture and the seasons. Mythology has it that she had a child with Jupiter, the king of the gods. Their daughter, Proserpine, was so beautiful that the god of the underworld, Pluto, took her away to make her his wife.
Ceres then begged Jupiter to convince Pluto to release Proserpine. And Jupiter, not wanting to offend either of them, proposed a compromise. Proserpine would remain underground in the Underworld with Pluto for half the year. The rest of the time, she could go back to live with her mother on earth. Ceres, who was only happy when she was with her daughter, would then grow the harvest, and this period of happiness corresponded to spring and summer! When her daughter was away from her, Cérès would feel sorry for her and the plants would wither: it was autumn and winter!
Height of the sculpture 30 cm
Height with plinth 43 cm
1 000 €
Price : on request