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Votive relief to the god Mên

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Mên, the moon god of Asia Minor, wears a "Phrygian" cap and a traveller's costume. A crescent moon appears over his shoulders. He holds a pine cone in his right hand. The head of a sacrificial animal lies beneath the horse's hoof. This is a vigorous interpretation of the young moon god of...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with William H. Allen, 2031 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. 19103 (said to have been found near Lake Burdur in southwest Phrygia, near the Pisidian border); by date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; November 19, 1969: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 288; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 113 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width: 32.7 x 37.4 cm (12 7/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

69.1223

Medium or Technique

Marble from Dokimeion (modern Afyon) in west-central Asia Minor

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture