Marble statuette of a Tritoness

Marble statuette of a Tritoness

Marble statuette of a Tritoness. Found in the sanctuary of Despoina at Lykosoura, Arkadia, in 1889. Sea monster with the head and torso of a woman. The legs are covered with scales and end up in sea snakes’ tails. On her head she was holding a circular basket. This statuette, along with another three like it, adorned the large throne of Demeter and Despoina. Early 2nd c. BC.

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