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Marble Hekataion

Attic workshop-0100/-0001

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization
Athens, Greece

Attic marble Hekataion.The stele bears three relief protomes of Hekate, which preserve traces of the original coloration. The trimorph rendering of the goddess is an Attic invention and is probably associated with the crossroads she watched over. Hekate was worshipped in Greece as protectress of houses, orchards and graves too. Possibly from Athens,1st c. BC. H. 0.265 m. Gift of Stephen and Francis Vagliano. (ΓΕ 30246)

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