Ring of Nerus


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“This sculpture consists of 4 heads with houses covering their eyes, surrounded by a ring of animal heads. It is glazed in matte engobes of rust, ochre, charcoal and bone.

It was inspired by images of ritual vessels used in ancient Greece around 3000 B.C., called “kernos”. They consist of a hollow clay ring with clay attachments in the form of animal heads. It would be worn upon the head of the priestess during ceremonies for the cults of Nerus, Persephone and Kore. Experts say that the vessels seem to have played a role in fertility rituals.” – Tall

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Dimensions 16 x 22 x 14 in (L x H x D)

Cheryl Tall




Architectural Clay, Coil Built, Glaze, Oxides, Slip, terra sigillata


Conceptual, Contemporary

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