Pictured are terracotta female figurines from the 3rd century BC, from Sicily, yet specific origins are unknown. Photographed in Palermo’s Palazzo Branciforte museum and cultural center.
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This Little Piggy Went to the Thesmophoria
Terracotta statuettes of Demeter holding a piglet have been found at archaeological sites throughout the landscapes of ancient Greater Greece. Such statuettes often indicate that at the site where they were found, there was once a sanctuary dedicated to the goddess of the earth, agriculture, and fertility. In archaeological museums throughout Sicily you will see…