Deaccessioned June 27, 2013
Relief fragment with figure probably of Cybele
Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor (probably)
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 230.
Height: 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble, Crystalline white, probably from Asia Minor
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.
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.
Gift of Richard R. Wagner