2,100-year-old goddess Kybele sculpture unearthed in Turkey’s Black Sea – ARCHAEOLOGY

Cybele with her traditional attributes (cornucopia, lion and crown in the shape of city walls). The face is an individualized portrait of Roman woman, probably of a high status. Roman marble, ca. 50 AD. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Statue (not shown here, but on the actual article) unearthed that is thought to be from Mithradates‘ reign. Heads up from the Rogue Classicists’s Explorator 19: (double issue) 19-20.
Archaeologists have discovered the sculpture of the mother goddess Kybele in Ordu’s Kurul Castle, which is said to be the most important finding in the Turkish excavation season this year.

Source: 2,100-year-old goddess Kybele sculpture unearthed in Turkey’s Black Sea – ARCHAEOLOGY

Image credit: Cybele with her traditional attributes (cornucopia, lion and crown in the shape of city walls). The face is an individualized portrait of Roman woman, probably of a high status. Roman marble, ca. 50 AD.
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s