November 2018

Female marble statuette from the sanctuary of Demeter at Derveni

Γυναικείο μαρμάρινο αγαλμάτιο από το ιερό του Δερβενίου, © ΥΠΠΟΑ-ΑΜΘ

Female statuette of pentelic marble coming from the sanctuary of Demeter at Derveni.

The head and the forearms, which were worked separately, are missing. The forearms were attached by iron dowels.  The figure has the weight supported on the left leg and the right leg bent at the knee wearing a sleeved chiton, peplos over the chiton, a himation wrapped around the body from the waist to the bottom and shoes. The use of the tree garments was common in the second half of the 4th century BC, as is clear from specific Attic grave reliefs. The statuette may also be compared with some statue types representing Athena, mostly due to the himation around the torso. The figure is mostly related by its stance and type to the central figure in the Mantinea base (Athens, National Archaeological Museum, no 217).

End of the 4th century BC.

The exhibit is located at the exhibition Macedonia from the 7th century BC until the Late Antiquity, Hall 3.