holcomb gardens

Persephone by Armand Toussaint Bronze; circa 1840. Holcomb Gardens, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

The base of the statue reads:

PERSEPHONE
IN ANCIENT GREEK MYTHOLO-
GY, SHE, AS THE DAUGHTER
OF ZEUS AND DEMETER, WAS
WORSHIPPED AS THE GODDESS
OF VEGETATION, RETURNING
EACH SPRING FROM THE REALM
OF HADES TO HERALD THE
SEASON OF GROWTH, AND IN
WINTER DISAPPEARING TO PASS
HER TIME, LIKE THE SEED,
UNDER THE EARTH. THE STATUE
WAS EXECUTED IN PARIS ABOUT
1840 BY ARMAND TOUSSAINT,
1806-1862. A GIFT OF JAMES
IRVING HOLCOMB