Marble altar by Unknown Artist

Carved in low relief depicting the deities Hermes, Demeter & another goddess, possibly Persephone; with a Laconian hound at Herme's feet.

Details

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
58 x 26 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,000 ( Total: £50,000)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Erasmus & Company

Provenance

Earl of Arundel; Duke of Norfolk; Boyder or Boydell Cuper; John Freeman; Fawley Court, Henly on Thames.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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