19th Century Bronze Mattei Ceres (Demeter)

$1,500.00 for fertility.


A 19th century French or Italian 33 cm tall bronze after the Mattei Ceres. Ceres, Roman goddess of agriculture and grain, was identified with the Greek goddess Demeter. She is typically depicted holding grain or ears of corn. The ‘Mattei Ceres’, 300B.C. -200 B.C., is a Roman marble figure which is thought to have been found on the Roman estates of the Mattei family. It was purchased by Pope Clementine in 1770 and placed in the Museo Pio-Clementino the following year.

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