K26.1 PLUTUS & DEMETER
|Museum Collection||The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu|
|Catalogue No.||Malibu 86.AE.680|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Apulian Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Painter of Louvre MNB 1148|
|Date||ca. 350 - 340 B.C.|
Detail of Demeter and Plutus from a painting depicting the tale of Leda and the Swan.
The goddess Demeter, seated on a pair of cushions and holding a four-headed Eleusinian torch, is labelled "ELEUSIS", as queen of the Eleusinian Mysteries. Her son Plutus, here named "ENIATOS" (Year), holds a cornucopia (horn of plenty) bursting with heads of grain.