Reproduction of the bust of Persephone, a high-quality sculpture made of molded alabaster with oil polychromy and an aging patina, inspired by universal art.
Statue measurements: Height: 68 cm. Width: 41 cm. Weight: Approximately 15 kg.
Bust of Kore-Persephone. In Greek mythology, Persephone or Kore is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. The beautiful young goddess, formerly known as Kore (“maiden” in Greek), was abducted by Hades and became the queen of the underworld, Persephone.
The myth of Demeter and Persephone is an integral part of Greek mythology and tells the poignant story of the goddess Demeter’s descent into the underworld in search of her daughter, giving rise to the seasons following one of the key interpretations of this myth.
Demeter, the goddess of agriculture, lived happily with her daughter Persephone until Hades, the god of the underworld, kidnapped her. The goddess of crops, plunged into sorrow, descends to Hades, and her disappearance from the surface of the earth causes the inactivity in nature characteristic of winter. In her desperate quest to find Persephone, Demeter appears before her brother Hades in the underworld, and the infertility of nature caused by her disappearance leads Zeus to intervene, agreeing to a compromise: Persephone would spend half the year in the realm of the underworld and the rest on the surface. In one interpretation, this myth symbolizes the cycles of nature of dormancy and regeneration, representing the joyful reunion of mother and daughter every spring, and their painful separation announced by the fall of autumn leaves. In another symbolic interpretation, it is seen as a metaphor for the cycle of life and death, where Persephone symbolizes constant resurrection and renewal. This mythical tale reminds us of the profound connection between Mother Earth and its eternal cycles.
Decorating with reproductions of large classical sculptures representing gods and goddesses from classical antiquity, like this bust of Persephone, is a good choice that brings a sense of beauty to any space in our home, enriching it with its symbolism and profound meaning.