Ancient Enthroned Goddess

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During the second half of the 6th century B.C., indigenous peoples of Sicily were beginning to mingle more with the Greek colonists. Evidence of this can be seen in artwork such as this terracotta enthroned goddess, which once had a child in her lap. Found near Grammichele, historians recognize this work as being created by a native artist influenced by Greek models. It can be seen in Siracusa’s Museo Archeologico regionale Paolo Orsi.

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