Statuette of an Enthroned Cybele Flanked by Lions & Holding a Drum

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Liana Miate
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published on 29 June 2022
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Cybele, the Great Mother Goddess of Asia Minor, was holding a phiale (a shallow libation bowl) in her missing right hand. The lion and the drum, which was played during rites in Cybele's honour, were the attributes of the goddess.

3rd-century CE, after a Hellenistic original. Made from marble. (Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, Victoria).

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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Miate, L. (2022, June 29). Statuette of an Enthroned Cybele Flanked by Lions & Holding a Drum. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16098/statuette-of-an-enthroned-cybele-flanked-by-lions/

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Miate, Liana. "Statuette of an Enthroned Cybele Flanked by Lions & Holding a Drum." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Jun 2022. Web. 18 Jul 2024.

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