This is a 3D model of a Roman marble statue, located in the British Museum. Excavated from a findspot in Athens, this sculpture depicts Demeter (Ceres), the Greek (Roman) goddess of the harvest, holding a torch. The statue rests on a Roman funerary altar, not shown in the 3D model. Her nose and head covering (stephane) have been restored.
Demeter was commonly shown carrying a torch, as she searched for her daughter Persephone when she was abducted by Hades.
Ancient World 3D
This model posting is part of Ancient World 3D, a website that provides curated 3D open access content for Classical Studies. Each model has an etched catalog# and 3D Printable frame for building a library. The original model was posted by Scan the World. This entry was composed by Rachel Moore (Dr. Elizabeth Thill, advisor).
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