Cybele riding a lion
Late Classical Period
about 400 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia, Thebes
23.9 cm (9 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By 1903: with E. P. Warren (according to his records: From Thebes); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, March 24,1903
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900