... in green

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this statue was made by Ignatius van Logteren, approximately in 1750 !

it is Ceres :

In ancient Roman religion, Ceres was a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships. She was originally the central deity in Rome's so-called plebeian or Aventine Triad, then was paired with her daughter Proserpina in what Romans described as "the Greek rites of Ceres". Her seven-day April festival of Cerealia included the popular Ludi Ceriales (Ceres' games). She was also honoured in the May lustration of fields at the Ambarvalia festival, at harvest-time, and during Roman marriages and funeral rites.

Ceres is the only one of Rome's many agricultural deities to be listed among the Di Consentes, Rome's equivalent to the Twelve Olympians of Greek mythology. The Romans saw her as the counterpart of the Greek goddess Demeter, whose mythology was reinterpreted for Ceres in Roman art and literature.

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Comments (43)

Петар Бојић on November 29, 2012

Very impressive statue and nice work!

L-34

Greetings, Petar

K@rin on December 2, 2012

hello Petar thanks for the nice compliment and like , best wishes to you

klaustschei on January 13, 2013

féerique

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 6, 2012
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    by K@rin
    • Camera: Konica Minolta Camera, Inc. DiMAGE Z2
    • Taken on 2004/01/01 00:00:00
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 20.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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