Statuette of Men, the moon god

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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