Golden Mummies : Figure

Golden Mummies

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Terracotta figurine of the Greek goddess Demeter, who is identifiable by the long torch she holds. For the Greeks, Demeter was the goddess of the harvest and agriculture, a deity appropriate for an agrarian society such as that of Egypt, especially as sites like those in the fertile Faiyum area.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Production of such terracotta figurines may have coincided with religious celebrations, although they appear to have come predominantly from domestic settings. These once brightly-painted objects were mould made and likely much cheaper than metal images of gods that were given as votives left at temples.</p>

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