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Roman Gold Amulet of Baubo, Roman Imperial, 1st - 2nd century CE

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Roman Gold Amulet of Baubo, Roman Imperial, 1st - 2nd century CE
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Roman Gold Amulet of Baubo, Roman Imperial, 1st - 2nd century CE, 1st - 2nd century CE:
Medium: Gold
Female figure of Baubo naked except for headdress, with both hands raised to face levelIn Greek myth, Baubo was a goddess of childbirth and fecundity, a ribald character symbolising humour and light-heartedness in the face of trouble, as well as sympathetic female bonds. When Demeter's daughter Persephone was abducted by Hades, the lord of Hell, Demeter desperately searched for her. Exhausted and dispirited, Demeter rested at Eleusis, where she was entertained by Baubo with some lewd jokes and lascivious dancing. 'Thereupon', Freud writes, 'Baubo made (Demeter) laugh by suddenly lifting up her dress and exposing her body.' Baubo is a wild, unrestrained being who represents aspects of the feminine that are both confronting and profound.

Dimensions: Height: 9/16 inch (1.4 cm)
Reference No: 346

PROVENANCE: Private Swiss collection, acquired prior to 1972.

OUR GUARANTEE: We hereby certify the above item to be authentic and due diligence conducted to ensure stated provenance. We strictly adhere to the code of Conduct established by the Association of Dealers & Collectors of Ancient & Ethnographic Art and have established, to the best of our ability, the object(s) have not been illegally obtained from the country of origin, excavation, architectural monument, public institution or private property. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with every object.
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Roman Gold Amulet of Baubo, Roman Imperial, 1st - 2nd century CE

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0122: Roman Gold Amulet of Baubo, Roman Imperial, 1st - 2nd century CE

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Roman Gold Amulet of Baubo, Roman Imperial, 1st - 2nd century CE, 1st - 2nd century CE:
Medium: Gold
Female figure of Baubo naked except for headdress, with both hands raised to face levelIn Greek myth, Baubo was a goddess of childbirth and fecundity, a ribald character symbolising humour and light-heartedness in the face of trouble, as well as sympathetic female bonds. When Demeter's daughter Persephone was abducted by Hades, the lord of Hell, Demeter desperately searched for her. Exhausted and dispirited, Demeter rested at Eleusis, where she was entertained by Baubo with some lewd jokes and lascivious dancing. 'Thereupon', Freud writes, 'Baubo made (Demeter) laugh by suddenly lifting up her dress and exposing her body.' Baubo is a wild, unrestrained being who represents aspects of the feminine that are both confronting and profound.

Dimensions: Height: 9/16 inch (1.4 cm)
Reference No: 346

PROVENANCE: Private Swiss collection, acquired prior to 1972.

OUR GUARANTEE: We hereby certify the above item to be authentic and due diligence conducted to ensure stated provenance. We strictly adhere to the code of Conduct established by the Association of Dealers & Collectors of Ancient & Ethnographic Art and have established, to the best of our ability, the object(s) have not been illegally obtained from the country of origin, excavation, architectural monument, public institution or private property. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with every object.
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Intact and in excellent condition overall

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