Berdoulat-Griffin Collection | Demeter & Putto Plaque i
Part of the Berdoulat-Griffin Collection of casts, made by master caster Alexander Griffin at his workshop in Cambridgeshire.
Bas relief plaster cast plaque showing showing Demeter, the Greek goddess of harvest, agriculture and fertility.
Associated with images of plenty, she is here shown reclining beside an urn issuing flowers and fruit, while passing a garland of flowers and produce to a winged cherub bearing a cornucopia - the ancient symbol of abundance and nourishment. At the base of the urn, a pair of doves kiss, a symbol of love and fertility.