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A marble statue probably representing Ceres, Roman goddess of agriculture. A standing figure wearing chiton and himation, with a small bowl in the outstretched left hand, two fruit in the right. An antique torso, right arm and hand are possibly original. The work is Italian, probably from Rome, and made in the eighteenth century, a restored antiquity. Restorations include the head, left hand, bowl and part of draperies and the base.

National Trust, Osterley Park

Isleworth


Date

1 AD–150 AD & c.1750–1780

Medium

marble

Measurements

H 154 x W 62 x D 41 cm

Accession number

772410.3

Acquisition method

purchased from George Child-Villiers, 9th Earl of Jersey (1910–1998) by HM Government in 1949 for the Nation and vested in the Victoria and Albert Museum; transferred to the National Trust, 2002

Work type

Sculpture


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National Trust, Osterley Park

Jersey Road, Isleworth, Greater London TW7 4RB England

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