Bronze statuette of Cybele on a cart drawn by lions, Bronze, Roman

Bronze statuette of Cybele on a cart drawn by lions

Date:
2nd half of 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 12 x 54 3/4in. (30.5 x 139.1cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1897
Accession Number:
97.22.24
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
The group represents the cult image of the goddess Cybele enthroned on a cart drawn by two lions. Spouts formerly projecting from the open mouths of the lions. The original cart, harness, and throne no longer survive. The rear left wheel is a 19th century restoration.
#1279. Bronze statuette of Cybele on a cart drawn by lions, Part 1
#1280. Bronze statuette of Cybele on a cart drawn by lions, Part 2
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