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Unidentified Roman sculptor, Mattei Ceres (reduced version)

Mattei Ceres (reduced version), 300 BC-200 BC

After Unidentified Roman sculptor

RA Collection: Art

Ceres, Roman goddess of agriculture and grain, was identified with the Greek goddess Demeter. She is typically depicted holding grain or ears of corn.

A cast after the ‘Mattei Ceres’, a 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.

Object details

Title
Mattei Ceres (reduced version)
Artist/designer
Date
300 BC-200 BC
Object type
Sculpture Cast
Medium
Plaster cast, 19th century?
Dimensions

1090 mm x 380 mm x 260 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/1472
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