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 the Adonia. 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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  • Oakley JH; Reitzammer L

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