Plan, Eleusis, Plutonian Sanctuary Wall

Context: Eleusis
Type: Peribolos Wall
Summary: Triangular wall; in the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore, next to the Lesser Propylon, on its western side.
Date: ca. 400 BC - 300 BC
Region: Attica
Period: Late Clas./Hell.


Peribolos wall and small temple with cella and pronaos opening east.


Sanctuary to Pluto-Hades, the wall encloses a cave through which Pluto brought Kore back from the underworld. The small temple is ca. 328 B.C., displacing an earlier one on the same location.

Other Bibliography:

Loukopoulos 1973, 60; Rossiter 1981, 193