T16.6 THE RETURN OF PERSEPHONE
|Museum Collection||Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York|
|Catalogue No.||New York 28.57.23|
|Beazley Archive No.||214158|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Persephone Painter|
|Date||ca. 440 B.C.|
The goddess Persephone returns from the underworld. She wears a crown and is depicted partially risen from the earth. Hermes, standing beside her, wears a petasos cap and chlamys cloak, and holds a herald's wand (kerykeion) in his hand. Hecate carries a pair of orches and gazes backwards over her shoulder at the goddess. Demeter, on the far right, holds a royal sceptre.
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Detail of the goddess Hecate.
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Detail of Persephone and Hermes.