Statuette of Men, the moon god
1st–2nd century A.D.
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 075.
Height: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Gift of Mrs. E. Ross Anderson and the Classical Department Publication Fund