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Marble fragment of the Great Eleusinian Relief ca. 27 B.C.–A.D. 14 Roman copy of Greek original. Early Imperial, Augustan ca. 27 B.C.–A.D. 14 Demeter, the goddess of agricultural abundance, stands at the left, At the right is Persephone, her daughter and the wife of Hades. Each goddess extends her right hand toward a nude youth thought to be Triptolemos, who was sent by Demeter to teach men how to cultivate grain

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Marble fragment of the Great Eleusinian Relief    ca. 27 B.C.–A.D. 14  Roman copy of Greek original. Early Imperial, Augustan ca. 27 B.C.–A.D. 14 Demeter, the goddess of agricultural abundance, stands at the left, At the right is Persephone, her daughter and the wife of Hades. Each goddess extends her right hand toward a nude youth thought to be Triptolemos, who was sent by Demeter to teach men how to cultivate grain