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Statuette of Men, the moon god

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The Asiatic moon-god Men stands with right arm upraised (to hold a lance?), left hand on hip. Phrygian headdress to shoulders; long cloak; belted tunic, tight trousers, boots; crescent moon on head in form of cap. Deep green to black patina; small hole in bottom of right foot.

Provenance

By date unknown: presumably from Asia Minor; by 1984: with Selim Dere, West Side Jewelry, 7 Godwin Avenue, Ridgewood, N.J. 07450; purchased by MFA from Selim Dere, June 13, 1984

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. E. Ross Anderson and the Classical Department Publication Fund

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, 1st–2nd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 075.

Dimensions

Height: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.234

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture