Set of Persephone /Kore and Nike of Samothrace -Queen, Goddess

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Seller: oinotropous (29) 100%, Location: Irakleio, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 312769950000 Set of Persephone/Kore and Nike of Samothrace:1) In Greek mythology, Persephone also called Kore , is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter and is the queen of the underworld. Homer describes her as the formidable, venerable majestic princess of the underworld, who carries into effect the curses of men upon the souls of the dead. Persephone was married to Hades, the god of the underworld. The myth of her abduction represents her function as the personification of vegetation, which shoots forth in spring and withdraws into the earth after harvest; hence, she is also associated with spring as well as the fertility of vegetation. Similar myths appear in the Orient, in the cults of male gods like Attis, Adonis, and Osiris, and in Minoan Crete.Persephone as a vegetation goddess and her mother Demeter were the central figures of the Eleusinian mysteries, which promised the initiated a more enjoyable prospect after death. In some versions, Persephone is the mother ofZeus's sons Dionysus, Iacchus, or Zagreus. The origins of her cult are uncertain, but it was based on very old agrarian cults of agricultural communities.Weight: 310grHeight: 23cm - 9.06in2)The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the "Nike of Samothrace", is a marble Hellenistic sculpture of Nike (the Greek goddess of victory), that was created about the 2nd century BC. Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. H.W. Janson described it as "the greatest masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture", and it is one of a small number of major Hellenistic statues surviving in the original, rather than Roman copies.Weight: 420grHeight: 21cm -8.27inMaterials: AlabasterThe alabaster is a stone, a transparent, valuable type of marble which, in powder form, blends with resins and other ingredients to give the statues a very smooth and detailed surface. The strict selection of raw materials and their special treatment give our products a unique result. Condition: New, Size: Small (up to 12in.), Region of Origin: Europe, Medium: Alabaster, Date of Creation: 2000-Now, Type: Statue, Color: White, Placement: Table, Subject: Greek Mythology, Culture: Greek, Originality: Reproduction

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