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Title

Ceres

1910


Artist

Dora Ohlfsen

Australia

22 Aug 1869 - 07 Feb 1948


About

In the early 20th century, Dora Ohlfsen was considered one of the world’s most highly regarded sculptors of medallions.

One of her lyrical early works is this exquisite allegorical image of Ceres. Ceres was the ancient Roman goddess of agriculture, fertility and motherhood.


Details


Date

1910


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

bronze (relief)


Dimensions

9.2 x 14.0 cm


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. cnr, incised "DORA OHLFSEN../ 1910".


Credit

Purchased 1912


Location

Not on display


Accession number

1207


Artist information

Dora Ohlfsen

Artist profile

Works in the collection

11


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Deborah Edwards., Australian sculpture 1890-1919, 'Australian sculpture 1890-1919', Sydney, 1987. no catalogue numbers