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Men or Attis (eastern divinities)

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The child's head has stylized curly hair beneath a Phrygian cap. This young divinity is most likely Men, the popular Anatolian divinity, or perhaps Attis, companion of Cybele. With him was evidently found a fragment of relief, the head of a goddess; she is probably Cybele and perhaps formed part...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Richard R. Wagner Collection (acquired in Istanbul); gift of Richard R. Wagner to MFA, September 22, 1965; June 26, 2013, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Christie's, New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 100–250

Place of Manufacture

Asia Minor (probably)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 229.

Dimensions

Height: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1177

Medium or Technique

Marble, Crystalline white, probably from Asia Minor

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture