The Running Maiden from Eleusis and the Early Classical Image of Hekate

@article{Edwards1986TheRM,
  title={The Running Maiden from Eleusis and the Early Classical Image of Hekate},
  author={Charles M. Edwards},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  year={1986},
  volume={90},
  pages={307 - 318}
}
  • C. M. Edwards
  • Published 1 July 1986
  • Art
  • American Journal of Archaeology
The so-called Running Maiden from Eleusis, one of the important works of the Early Classical period, is usually interpreted as coming from a pedimental group representing the Rape of Persephone. She would then be the goddess herself or one of her attendants who flees before Hades' violent attack. The downward glance of the figure plus broken bits of marble on her right thigh and on the drapery billowing up from her left leg suggest she represents Hekate, carrying two torches as she lights… 

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