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


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.