Cybele riding a lion

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 400 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia, Thebes

Dimensions

23.9 cm (9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.918

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of Cybele, mother of the gods, and queen of nature. Rides a lion; tympanum hangs from left hand. Lion’s mane yellow; red stripes on base. Ceramic painted in tempera colors: red surives on hair, lips, and background.

Provenance

By 1903: with E. P. Warren (according to his records: From Thebes); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, March 24,1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900