University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Karla Klein Albertson

The Return of The University Museum Demeter

A Greek Goddess Attempts to Establish Her Identity

By: Karla Klein Albertson

For more than forty years a graceful marble statuette of a Greek goddess (Figs. 1-3) stood unnoticed in a storage room of The University Museum. Eventually, as time passed, its history, records, even its very existence were forgotten. Suddenly in 1979 the petite goddess appeared in public once again in an exhibition of ancient Greek […]