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Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, grain and fertility has been a particularly fashionable subject in sculpture since Antiquity. The mythological equivalent to Ancient Greece’s Demeter, Ceres formed one of the twelve Dii Consentes, or primary deities in the Pantheon of Ancient Rome. During the medieval period in Rome, a religious sect formed, based more on her domesticity and from the Renaissance onwards she has been considered a link between Christian female icons and the mythology of the Ancients.
The elegance of her stance relates stylistically to both the 17th and 18th centuries, the classical contraposta pose looks back to the great masters of the court of Louis XIV; while the beautifully soft hand movement through the wheat, coupled with the whimsical detail of her clothing and hair look forward to the exuberance of the Rococo.
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|Height||143.00 cm||(56.30 inches)|