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Kalligeneia: Fertility And Feminine Focus On An Athenian Bell Krater, Suzanne Allison Jan 2012

Kalligeneia: Fertility And Feminine Focus On An Athenian Bell Krater, Suzanne Allison

Undergraduate Research Awards

An examination and interpretation of the painting of Persephone's return from the underworld on an Athenian bell krater, a vessel used for serving wine. The author posits that the female-centric imagery on the bell krater might hint that it was used in the festival of Thesmophoria, a rite celebrating Demeter and Persephone in which only women were allowed to participate. The PDF includes the author's entry submission essay for the 2012 Undergraduate Research Awards.