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Persephone
Location: 100 metres North West of the Maiden Stone (or Drumdurno Stone) a class 2 Pictish symbol stone, Chapel of Garioch
OS Map Reference: NJ 703 252
Date: 1961
Description: Sculpted millstone grit figure of Persephone, the goddess of the underworld in Greek mythology (abducted by Hades and having to remain with him half of every year because she ate six pomegranate seeds the pomegranate can be seen in the statue's right hand), she is holding a mirror similar to that on the nearby Maiden Stone.
Related Information:
Era: 1900s
Settlement: Chapel of Garioch
Town: Inverurie
County:
Information Source: photographer
Related Artefacts: Maiden Stone, Drumdurno
Categories: Statues
Recent Sculpture in Private Ownership
Iconography: classical deities
mirror
human figure
Creator: Shaun Crampton
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Persephone
Persephone, side view
Persephone datestone