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Cybele riding a lion

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Statuette of Cybele, mother of the gods, and queen of nature. Rides a lion; tympanum hangs from left hand. Lion's mane yellow; red stripes on base. Ceramic painted in tempera colors: red surives on hair, lips, and background.

Provenance

By 1903: with E. P. Warren (according to his records: From Thebes); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, March 24,1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 400 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Thebes, Boiotia, Greece

Dimensions

23.9 cm (9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.918

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture