Ploutos

Detail from an Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 340 BC. St. Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum 1792The personification of Wealth, shown as a baby or small boy, often holding a cornucopia. He is particularly associated with Demeter (as provider of crops) at Eleusis, playing a role in the Mysteries, and with Eirene (Peace) in Athens, appearing in her arms in the 4th-century statue by Kephisodotos.

Above: Detail from an Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 340 BC. St. Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum 1792 © State Hermitage Museum.