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Title: Baubò a Gela
Author(s): LENTINI, Maria Constanza
Volume: 80 Date: 2005
A female statuette of the mid 5th century BC from the Gela Acropolis, shown in the impressive gesture of anasyrma, can easily be identified as a representation of Baubò, the old woman who made Demeter laugh when just arrived in Eleusis in mourning. It is the oldest known representation of the daimonand also the most true to the account of the myth. It adds important new evidence to the already rich documentation about the cult of Demeter at Gela, and adds an Eleusinian touch, because of Baubò’s close links with Eleusis.