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Ceres Collection

Background imageCeres Collection: Persephone & Demeter

Persephone & Demeter
Persephone (Proserpina) is reunited for the Spring and Summer with her mother Demeter (Ceres) until each Autumn and Winter, when she must return to her husband Pluto (Hades)

Background imageCeres Collection: Short S23 Empire Flying Boat G-AETX Ceres

Short S23 Empire Flying Boat G-AETX Ceres
Short S23 Empire Flying Boat, G-AETX, Ceres

Background imageCeres Collection: Reconstruction of the Mystic Temple of Ceres in Eleusis 1812 Date: 1812

Reconstruction of the Mystic Temple of Ceres in Eleusis 1812 Date: 1812

Background imageCeres Collection: Lady Alexandra Haig as Ceres

Lady Alexandra Haig as Ceres at the Fete Champetre at Ashcombe House given by Cecil Beaton and Sir Michael Duff-Assheton-Smith, 1937. The theme is Society Nymphs and Shepherds. Date: 1937

Background imageCeres Collection: Commonwealth Aircraft CA-28 Ceres ZK-BPU

Commonwealth Aircraft CA-28 Ceres ZK-BPU (msn CA-28-4), of Aerial Farming of NZ Ltd. at Milson NZ. on 5 January 1961. Date: 1961

Background imageCeres Collection: The Eleusinian Mysteries

The Eleusinian Mysteries, initiations for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis, Greece. The goddess Ceres sits on the Puteal on the Callirhoe well surrounded by dancing virgins

Background imageCeres Collection: Depiction of a Roman Bacchanal or Bacchanalia

Depiction of a Roman Bacchanal or Bacchanalia
Depiction of a Roman Bacchanal from a sculpture on a labrum in the Pio Clementino Museum. Five Fauns with horns and tails and five Bacchantes in Spartan tunics dance. Baccanali

Background imageCeres Collection: Capotoline sarcophagus representing the Nine Muses

Capotoline sarcophagus representing the Nine Muses
Capotoline sarcophagus bas relief representing the Nine Muses. Clio 1, Thalia 2, Erato 3, Euterpe 4, Polyhymnia 5, Terpsichore 6, Calliope 7, Urania 8, Melpomene 9

Background imageCeres Collection: Theodosius I on horseback with sceptre

Theodosius I on horseback with sceptre. Theodosius the Great with sceptre, plumed helmet and caparisoned horse. From a column in Istanbul built after his victory over Magnus Maximus. Porta Aurea

Background imageCeres Collection: HMS Cardiff, British cruiser, with film crew at work on deck

HMS Cardiff, British cruiser, with film crew at work on deck
HMS Cardiff, British Ceres class cruiser, with film crew at work on deck -- the ship was involved in the production of the 1927 British documentary film, The Battles of Coronel and Falklands

Background imageCeres Collection: Medals and statues of Hannibal, Malchus and Dido of Carthage

Medals and statues of Hannibal, Malchus and Dido of Carthage
Medals and statues of kings and queens of Carthage: Hannibal in battle helmet 1, helmet 2, Ceres 3, Mago, Malchus with huge cudgel 7 and Dido 8

Background imageCeres Collection: Title page vignette of goddess of agriculture

Title page vignette of goddess of agriculture
Title page with vignette of Demeter goddess of agriculture with scythe amid statuary in a park. Engraving by Pillement finished by Nee after a painting by Percier

Background imageCeres Collection: Bacchic rites of Thalysia

Bacchic rites of Thalysia
Two ministers of Bacchus with sacrificial offerings of leaves, cembalo (cymbal) and patera (bowl). Perhaps the festival of Thalysia

Background imageCeres Collection: Bacchic initiation rites

Bacchic initiation rites
Bacchic rite. Women offering figs on platters to Bacchus, and seated woman in an initiation rite accompanied by a genius of Ceres (boy with wings)

Background imageCeres Collection: DEMETER / CERES

DEMETER / CERES
Demeter / Ceres, and Dionysos / Bacchus, depicted on an onyx vase owned by Ferdinand Albrecht, herzog von Braunschweig-Luneberg. (one of two) Date: BCE

Background imageCeres Collection: Ceres - Demeter Crane 1889

Ceres - Demeter Crane 1889
Ceres (Demeter), a symbol of harvest time. Date: 1906

Background imageCeres Collection: Greece - Costume

Greece - Costume
Various Ancient Greek costumes; left to right - philosopher, citizen, Priest of Ceres, 2 Priests of Bacchus with a female Bacchante in between and a priestess. Date: circa 600 BC

Background imageCeres Collection: OFFERINGS TO CERES

OFFERINGS TO CERES
Roman ladies deck a statue of Ceres with flowers

Background imageCeres Collection: ROMAN CELEBRATION / VIRGIL

ROMAN CELEBRATION / VIRGIL
Dancing in honour of CERES (Demeter), the goddess of agriculture. On Ceres let him call & Ceres praise, With uncouth dances & with country lays. Date: First published: 29 BC

Background imageCeres Collection: Fountain of Ceres - Palace of Versailles, France

Fountain of Ceres - Palace of Versailles, France
Fountain Of Ceres - Versailles Date: 18th Century

Background imageCeres Collection: Pigeons - Black and Dun Barbs, English Fancy Breed

Pigeons - Black and Dun Barbs, English Fancy Breed
A portrait of a Black and Dun Barbs, and two White Barbs in the background. The Barb, also called the English Barb is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding

Background imageCeres Collection: Sculpture. The ancient torso (Artemis statue). Was restored

Sculpture. The ancient torso (Artemis statue). Was restored
Artemis. Goddes of the Hunt. Daughter of Zeus and sister of Apollo. Roman equivalent is Diana. The ancient torso (roman sculpture after an Artemis statue of the 4th century BC)

Background imageCeres Collection: Pigeons - Red, White and Yellow Dragoons, London Fancy Breed

Pigeons - Red, White and Yellow Dragoons, London Fancy Breed
A Red, White and Yellow Dragoon pictured together in their coop. The Dragoon belongs to the Fancy pigeon breed, these Dragoons are also in common with London

Background imageCeres Collection: Jupiter, Juno and Ceres

Jupiter, Juno and Ceres.. Handcolored copperplate engraving engraved by Jacques Louis Constant Lacerf after illustrations by Leonard Defraine from Mythology in Prints, or Figures of Fabled Gods

Background imageCeres Collection: Ceres, Fife: Church and Village

Ceres, Fife: Church and Village. Hunter, George Leslie 1877 - 1931

Background imageCeres Collection: HMS Cardiff, British light cruiser, WW1

HMS Cardiff, British light cruiser, WW1
HMS Cardiff, British Ceres group C-class light cruiser, launched 1917, part of the Grand Fleet during the latter part of the First World War, decommissioned 1946. Date: circa 1917-1918

Background imageCeres Collection: Bridge approaching Ceres, Cape Colony, South Africa

Bridge approaching Ceres, Cape Colony, South Africa
Bridge approaching the town of Ceres, Cape Colony, South Africa. Date: circa 1908

Background imageCeres Collection: Toll House, Mitchells Pass, Cape Colony, South Africa

Toll House, Mitchells Pass, Cape Colony, South Africa
Toll House, Mitchells (or Michell s) Pass, near the town of Ceres, Cape Colony, South Africa. Date: circa 1908

Background imageCeres Collection: Italy. Paestum. Temple of Athena or Ceres

Italy. Paestum. Temple of Athena or Ceres. 6th century BC

Background imageCeres Collection: Demeter

Demeter. Goddess of the harvest. Sculpture. Museum of Eleusis. Greece

Background imageCeres Collection: Team of light cruiser HMS Ceres - Fleet Rowing Competition

Team of light cruiser HMS Ceres - Fleet Rowing Competition
Crew team of the HMS Ceres - winners of the all comers race at the Royal Navy Fleet Rowing Competition, 1928. In the centre is Admiral Sir Victor Alexander Charles Crutchley VC

Background imageCeres Collection: Pigeons - Red and Yellow Barbs, Fancy Breed

Pigeons - Red and Yellow Barbs, Fancy Breed
A portrait of a Red and Yellow Barb pictured inside their coop. The Barb is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding

Background imageCeres Collection: Pigeons - Young and Old, Blue and Silver Dun Dragoon

Pigeons - Young and Old, Blue and Silver Dun Dragoon
A portrait of three young and old, Blue and Silver Dun Dragoons, who are a member of the Fancy Breed of pigeon, most commonly found in London

Background imageCeres Collection: An Etruscan warrior and Ceres, goddess of grain

An Etruscan warrior and Ceres, goddess of grain crops and agriculture.. Handcolored copperplate engraving from Robert von Spalarts Historical Picture of the Costumes of the Principal People of

Background imageCeres Collection: Royal Navy C-Class Light Cruiser HMS Ceres

Royal Navy C-Class Light Cruiser HMS Ceres, . Showing Galley Crew - Cup Winner of Sailing Race 1920. Date: 1920

Background imageCeres Collection: The solar system

The solar system.. The solar system, showing the sun, Mercury, Venus, the earth, Mars, Juno, Pallas, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, the Georgian planet (Uranus) and Vesta (asteroid)

Background imageCeres Collection: August. Goddess Ceres

August. Goddess Ceres
Ceres, the Roman goddess of harvest, agriculture, grain, crops, fertility and motherly relationships. Artist: Sydney Carter Date: 1903

Background imageCeres Collection: Months of the year

Months of the year. August. Depicting Ceres who in Roman mythology embodied agriculture and growth. Date: circa 1903

Background imageCeres Collection: Poster design, Moteur Ceres

Poster design, Moteur Ceres, J de Bucy, manufacturers of farming equipment. Date: circa 1910

Background imageCeres Collection: Street scene in Scottish Highlands

Street scene in Scottish Highlands
Street scene in the Scottish Highlands, with a little girl sitting on a stone step. A stone carving of a weight scale carries the inscription: God Bless The Just. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCeres Collection: Italy - Paestum - The Temple of Athena

Italy - Paestum - The Temple of Athena
The Temple of Athena or Temple of Ceres (circa 500 BC) is a Greek temple found at Paestum, Italy. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCeres Collection: Kotor, Montenegro - View of the castle

Kotor, Montenegro - View of the castle
Photographed taken during a courtesy visit paid by HMS Ceres to Montenegro (Kotor) in 1932 Date: 1932

Background imageCeres Collection: Ceres, Fife, Scotland

Ceres, Fife, Scotland Date: 1911

Background imageCeres Collection: German Harvest Festival

German Harvest Festival
Harvest festival dedicated to the goddess Ceres, in ancient Germany

Background imageCeres Collection: Boy into Lizard

Boy into Lizard
Demeter, desperately seeking her abducted daughter, gets thirsty : the boy Stellio mocks her for drinking so quickly, so of course she turns him into a lizard

Background imageCeres Collection: Ceres & the Satyrs

Ceres & the Satyrs
Mother Ceres (Demeter) asks two satyrs if they have seen her daughter Persephone (Proserpina). But Pluto (Hades) has taken her to the underworld until the Spring

Background imageCeres Collection: Month of April C18Th

Month of April C18Th
This month is honoured by a wreath of myrtle and burnt incense given as offerings to the goddess Ceres



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