A Hellenistic terracotta and the gardens of Adonis Journal Article uri icon



  • AbstractA Hellenistic terracotta from Myrina now in the Louvre is interpreted as showing a young woman tending the ‘gardens of Adonis’ in connection with the rites of theAdonia. Further associations are made between the perfume apparently being poured into a planter from an alabastron that the young woman holds, Adonis’ mother Myrrha, the provenience of the terracotta (Myrina) and grave rituals.

publication date

  • November 1, 2005

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • August 14, 2014 9:23 AM

Full Author List

  • Oakley JH; Reitzammer L

author count

  • 2

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0075-4269

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2041-4099

Additional Document Info

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  • 142

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  • 144


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