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Ceres Collection

Ceres, the ancient Roman goddess of agriculture and fertility, has captivated artists and historians alike throughout history

Background imageCeres Collection: Epicycles of Mercury and Venus, 1823 C017 / 8061

Epicycles of Mercury and Venus, 1823 C017 / 8061
Epicycles of Mercury and Venus, 19th-century diagram. This geocentric (Earth-centred) model shows the orbits of Mercury and Venus as a series of epicycles (loops)

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: Veneration of Demeter (Ceres) (engraving)

Veneration of Demeter (Ceres) (engraving)
7186067 Veneration of Demeter (Ceres) (engraving) by Saenredam, Jan (1565-1607); Private Collection; (add.info.: Veneration of Demeter (Ceres)

Background imageCeres Collection: A landscape with wood; Diana offers a hare to a nymph; Silenus and Ceres in foreground, c1614

A landscape with wood; Diana offers a hare to a nymph; Silenus and Ceres in foreground, c1614. Artist: Abraham Govaerts
A landscape with wood; Diana offers a hare to a nymph; Silenus and Ceres in foreground, c1614. From a private collection

Background imageCeres Collection: Earth and Moon with dwarf planets

Earth and Moon with dwarf planets. Scaled computer artwork of (from left) Earth, the Moon, Pluto and Ceres. The latter are two of the solar systems dwarf planets

Background imageCeres Collection: Ceres, artwork

Ceres, artwork
Ceres. Computer artwork, based on Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images, of the dwarf planet Ceres (1 Ceres) with the Sun in the distance. Ceres has a diameter of 950 kilometres

Background imageCeres Collection: Ceres, Bacchus and Venus, Pieter van der Plas (II), 1687 - 1708

Ceres, Bacchus and Venus, Pieter van der Plas (II), 1687 - 1708

Background imageCeres Collection: Steamer Ceres, 1899. Creator: J.B. Bowney

Steamer Ceres, 1899. Creator: J.B. Bowney
Steamer Ceres, 1899

Background imageCeres Collection: Ceres, 1830. Creator: Josef Klieber

Ceres, 1830. Creator: Josef Klieber
Ceres, 1830

Background imageCeres Collection: In Greek mythology, Demeter was the goddess of agriculture. In Roman mythology

In Greek mythology, Demeter was the goddess of agriculture. In Roman mythology, she is associated with Ceres

Background imageCeres Collection: Villa Cimbrone, Ravello, Amalfi coast, Salerno, Campania, Italy

Villa Cimbrone, Ravello, Amalfi coast, Salerno, Campania, Italy. The temple of Ceres Goddess

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: 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: Earth-Mother (variously Ceres, Isis, Virgo, Cybele, etc. ) in a chariot drawn by lions -

Earth-Mother (variously Ceres, Isis, Virgo, Cybele, etc. ) in a chariot drawn by lions - the favoured transport of
illustration of Earth-Mother (variously Ceres, Isis, Virgo, Cybele, etc.) in a chariot drawn by lions - the favoured transport of Cybele

Background imageCeres Collection: Ceres, Matroosberg, Snow, alpine, chilly, clouds, cold, cold front, colour image

Ceres, Matroosberg, Snow, alpine, chilly, clouds, cold, cold front, colour image
Ceres, Matroosberg, Snow, alpine, chilly, clouds, cold, cold front, colo, Gallo Landscapes, 547201071

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: 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: Statue of Ceres at the Villa Cimbrone, Ravello, Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana)

Statue of Ceres at the Villa Cimbrone, Ravello, Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Campania, Italy, Europe

Background imageCeres Collection: Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture and fertility and considered a lawgiver

Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture and fertility and considered a lawgiver, after a mural in Pompeii, Italy
1 person, 1900s, 19th-century, agrarian, agricultural, agriculturally, altertum, ancient cities, ancient city, ancient civilizations, ancient times, ancient world, antiquity, archaeologic

Background imageCeres Collection: The Roman goddess Ceres, marble statue from ancient Rome, Italy

The Roman goddess Ceres, marble statue from ancient Rome, Italy, digital reproduction of an original from the 18th
1 person, altertum, ancient civilizations, ancient times, ancient world, antiquity, art work, artistic, artistically, arts, artwork, artworks, attraction, attractions, belief, black, black-and-white

Background imageCeres Collection: Demeter or Ceres, Ludovisi collection (coarse marble)

Demeter or Ceres, Ludovisi collection (coarse marble)
3042822 Demeter or Ceres, Ludovisi collection (coarse marble) by Roman; Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps, Rome, Italy; Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageCeres Collection: Detail of the Altoviti hall ceiling, 16th century (fresco)

Detail of the Altoviti hall ceiling, 16th century (fresco)
7130068 Detail of the Altoviti hall ceiling, 16th century (fresco) by Vasari, Giorgio (1511-74); Museo Nazionale del Palazzo di Venezia, Rome, Italy; (add.info.: Detail of the Altoviti hall ceiling)

Background imageCeres Collection: Cerere (Ceres) (oil on canvas)

Cerere (Ceres) (oil on canvas)
1108952 Cerere (Ceres) (oil on canvas) by Dossi, Battista (c.1474-1548); Palazzo Corsini, Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini, Rome, Italy; (add.info.: In ancient Roman religion)

Background imageCeres Collection: Ceres and Bacchus, 1600s (oil on canvas)

Ceres and Bacchus, 1600s (oil on canvas)
XOS5887442 Ceres and Bacchus, 1600s (oil on canvas) by Spranger, Bartholomaeus (1546-1611); 197.2x133.7 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: by Bartholomaeus Spranger (1546-1611))

Background imageCeres Collection: Plate 19: Ceres at right, leaning on a pedestal, refusing to assist Psyche, from the St... 1530-60

Plate 19: Ceres at right, leaning on a pedestal, refusing to assist Psyche, from the St... 1530-60
Plate 19: Ceres at right, leaning on a pedestal, refusing to assist Psyche, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius, 1530-60

Background imageCeres Collection: Ceres Seeking Her Daughter (The Mocking of Ceres), 1610. Creator: Hendrik Goudt

Ceres Seeking Her Daughter (The Mocking of Ceres), 1610. Creator: Hendrik Goudt
Ceres Seeking Her Daughter (The Mocking of Ceres), 1610

Background imageCeres Collection: Ceres Searching for Her Daughter, . n. d. Creator: Hendrik Goudt

Ceres Searching for Her Daughter, . n. d. Creator: Hendrik Goudt
Ceres Searching for Her Daughter, .n.d

Background imageCeres Collection: The Pleasures of the Seasons: Summer, c. 1730 (oil on copper)

The Pleasures of the Seasons: Summer, c. 1730 (oil on copper)
487841 The Pleasures of the Seasons: Summer, c.1730 (oil on copper) by Platzer, Johann Georg (1704-61); 38.1x54.6 cm; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN, USA; (add.info.: Ceres)

Background imageCeres Collection: Figurehead: 'Ceres', 1935 / 1942. Creator: Elizabeth Fairchild

Figurehead: "Ceres", 1935 / 1942. Creator: Elizabeth Fairchild
Figurehead: " Ceres", 1935/1942

Background imageCeres Collection: Principal Greek gods on Mount Olympus

Principal Greek gods on Mount Olympus
6340157 Principal Greek gods on Mount Olympus by Freschi, Roberto (19th century); (add.info.: Principal Greek gods on Mount Olympus)

Background imageCeres Collection: Ceres, Bacchus and Venus, by Janssens, Abraham (ca. 1573-1632). Oil on canvas, 1605-1615

Ceres, Bacchus and Venus, by Janssens, Abraham (ca. 1573-1632). Oil on canvas, 1605-1615. Dimension : 184, 5x236 cm
FIA5409176 Ceres, Bacchus and Venus, by Janssens, Abraham (ca. 1573-1632). Oil on canvas, 1605-1615. Dimension : 184, 5x236 cm

Background imageCeres Collection: Detail of the vault: lunette representing Psyche who asks Ceres to help her

Detail of the vault: lunette representing Psyche who asks Ceres to help her
2384688 Detail of the vault: lunette representing Psyche who asks Ceres to help her, Chamber of Cupid and Psyche (Sala di Amore e Psiche), 1526-1528 by Romano

Background imageCeres Collection: Detail of the vault: lunette representing Ceres and Juno defending Eros, Chamber of Cupid and Psyche

Detail of the vault: lunette representing Ceres and Juno defending Eros, Chamber of Cupid and Psyche
2384687 Detail of the vault: lunette representing Ceres and Juno defending Eros, Chamber of Cupid and Psyche (Sala di Amore e Psiche), 1526-1528 by Romano

Background imageCeres Collection: The Eleusinian Mysteries, initiations for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis

The Eleusinian Mysteries, initiations for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis, Greece
6340197 The Eleusinian Mysteries, initiations for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis, Greece by Fumagalli (19th century); (add.info.: The Eleusinian Mysteries)

Background imageCeres Collection: Allegories of Summer and Autumn (Bacchus and Ceres), Northern Wall

Allegories of Summer and Autumn (Bacchus and Ceres), Northern Wall, lunette above the Door to the Garden
2632644 Allegories of Summer and Autumn (Bacchus and Ceres), Northern Wall, lunette above the Door to the Garden, Hall of Olympus, 1560-1561 (fresco) by Veronese

Background imageCeres Collection: Allegories of Summer and Autumn (Bacchus and Ceres), Northern Wall

Allegories of Summer and Autumn (Bacchus and Ceres), Northern Wall, lunette above the Door to the Garden
2632643 Allegories of Summer and Autumn (Bacchus and Ceres), Northern Wall, lunette above the Door to the Garden, Hall of Olympus, 1560-1561 (fresco) by Veronese

Background imageCeres Collection: Ceres, Roman goddess of agriculture and grain, 1772 (engraving)

Ceres, Roman goddess of agriculture and grain, 1772 (engraving)
7235602 Ceres, Roman goddess of agriculture and grain, 1772 (engraving) by Bodart, Pieter (1676-1712); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ceres, Roman goddess of agriculture, grain crops)

Background imageCeres Collection: The Eleusinian Mysteries, initiations for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis

The Eleusinian Mysteries, initiations for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis, Greece
6340194 The Eleusinian Mysteries, initiations for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis, Greece by Fumagalli (19th century); (add.info.: The Eleusinian Mysteries)

Background imageCeres Collection: Paola Gonzaga as the Goddess Ceres, from the Room of Diana and Actaeon, detail of 2384753, 15241524

Paola Gonzaga as the Goddess Ceres, from the Room of Diana and Actaeon, detail of 2384753, 15241524
2384775 Paola Gonzaga as the Goddess Ceres, from the Room of Diana and Actaeon, detail of 2384753, 15241524 by Parmigianino (Francesco Mazzola) (1503-40); Rocca Sanvitale, Fontanellato, Parma

Background imageCeres Collection: Paola Gonzaga as the Goddess Ceres, from the Room of Diana and Actaeon, detail of 2384753, 1524

Paola Gonzaga as the Goddess Ceres, from the Room of Diana and Actaeon, detail of 2384753, 1524
2384774 Paola Gonzaga as the Goddess Ceres, from the Room of Diana and Actaeon, detail of 2384753, 1524 by Parmigianino (Francesco Mazzola) (1503-40); Rocca Sanvitale, Fontanellato, Parma

Background imageCeres Collection: Ceres, Bacchus and Venus, c. 1550-1610 (oil on canvas)

Ceres, Bacchus and Venus, c. 1550-1610 (oil on canvas)
7240784 Ceres, Bacchus and Venus, c.1550-1610 (oil on canvas) by Venetian School, (16th century); 109.2x85 cm; The Weston Park Foundation, Shropshire, UK; (add.info.: Ceres and Venus seated)

Background imageCeres Collection: Ceres or Isis, ancient Roman marble sculpture (engraving)

Ceres or Isis, ancient Roman marble sculpture (engraving)
7149126 Ceres or Isis, ancient Roman marble sculpture (engraving) by Corbould, Henry (1787-1844) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ancient Roman marble statue of Ceres or Isis)

Background imageCeres Collection: Gewerbe Ausstellung 1896: Die Eckgruppen im Kuppelsaal (b / w photo)

Gewerbe Ausstellung 1896: Die Eckgruppen im Kuppelsaal (b / w photo)
7157816 Gewerbe Ausstellung 1896: Die Eckgruppen im Kuppelsaal (b/w photo) by German Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Die Eckgruppen im Kuppelsaal)

Background imageCeres Collection: Demeter and Persephone consecrating Triptolemus (engraving)

Demeter and Persephone consecrating Triptolemus (engraving)
7193928 Demeter and Persephone consecrating Triptolemus (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Demeter and Persephone consecrating Triptolemus)

Background imageCeres Collection: Ceres filing case (litho)

Ceres filing case (litho)
7185623 Ceres filing case (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ceres filing case. Illustration from The Artist, an Illustrated Monthly Record of Arts)

Background imageCeres Collection: Demeter (engraving)

Demeter (engraving)
7193929 Demeter (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Demeter. Illustration for A Dictionary of Classical Antiquities from the German of Dr Oskar Seyffert)

Background imageCeres Collection: Festival of Spring (Allegoric Scene) - Masek, Karel Vitezslav (1865-1927)

Festival of Spring (Allegoric Scene) - Masek, Karel Vitezslav (1865-1927) - 1889 - Oil on canvas - National Gallery
FIA5399377 Festival of Spring (Allegoric Scene) - Masek, Karel Vitezslav (1865-1927) - 1889 - Oil on canvas - National Gallery, Prague by Masek, Vitezlav Karel (1865-1927); Narodni Galerie, Prague



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Ceres, the ancient Roman goddess of agriculture and fertility, has captivated artists and historians alike throughout history. In Greek mythology, she is known as Demeter, the mother of Persephone. The tale of their bond and Persephone's abduction by Hades forms the basis for the changing seasons. One artistic representation that showcases Ceres' significance is "A landscape with wood; Diana offers a hare to a nymph; Silenus and Ceres in foreground" by Abraham Govaerts. This painting beautifully portrays Ceres alongside other mythological figures in a lush woodland setting. In astronomy, Ceres takes on another meaning as one of the dwarf planets in our solar system. Earth and Moon share this celestial stage with dwarf planets like Ceres, highlighting its cosmic importance. Moving beyond art and science, there are various references to Ceres in different contexts. For instance, the Short S23 Empire Flying Boat G-AETX was named "Ceres, " paying homage to its majestic presence in aviation history. The Commonwealth Aircraft CA-28 Ceres ZK-BPU also bears this name proudly as it soars through the skies. Even statues at Villa Cimbrone on Italy's Amalfi Coast depict her gracefulness amidst breathtaking surroundings. Not limited to visual representations alone, pigeons have also been associated with her name - Black and Dun Barbs being specific breeds linked to her symbolism. From mythology to space exploration, from paintings to aircrafts - each reference adds depth to our understanding of who or what exactly "Ceres" represents. Whether it be an ancient deity or a celestial body millions of miles away from us today – all these diverse connections remind us that human imagination knows no bounds when it comes to honoring this timeless figure.