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Lykosoura Drapery Fragment
Artist: Damophon (active ) Primary
The sculpture, created in the 2nd century BCE during the Hellenistic period of Greece, depicts the myth of Despoina and Demeter. The sculptor Damophon was renowned for creating sculptures associated with cult and myth. This kind of representation can be seen in the drapery cast in the collection at Fairfield University. Visual references are made to characters involved in the myth of Despoina and Demeter, such as Poseidon and Zeus. They are represented with eagles and tritons which would have been easily recognized by the people of that time period.
Current location of marble original: National Archaeological Museum, Athens (No. 1737)
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