Deaccessioned June 27, 2013

Relief fragment with figure probably of Cybele

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor (probably)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 230.

Dimensions

Height: 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1178

Medium or Technique

Marble, Crystalline white, probably from Asia Minor

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Found with the head of Men-Attis, this head probably represents Cybele, an Eastern Divinity connected with the moon. Crystaline white marble, probably from Asia Minor.
The piece is broken on all edges and rough at the back; much of the surface around the face has also suffered.

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