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Roman Terracotta fragment of a "Campana" relief with Attis and Cybele, Circa 1st century BC

Conservation:  Good condition
Material:  Terracotta
Dimensions:  13,5 x 13 cm
Provenance:  Collection of the Spanish painter Ignacio Zuloaga (1870-1938) / J. Bagot Archaeological Gallery, Barcelona, 2015
Documents:  Termoluminiscence test (TL)
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)
Published:  “Ignacio Zuloaga. A collection of classical archaeology An antiquities collection”. J. Bagot-Ancient Art Gallery, Barcelona, 2013.


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This relief fragment probably belonged to a larger funerary relief. Two figures are depicted: a woman wearing a himation with her hair tied back, accompanied by a child (Attis) wearing a Phrygian cap on her head.

The woman depicted is the goddess Cybele, considered to be the Mother Goddess and riding in a chariot drawn by lions, part of which is possibly depicted on the missing fragment. Cybele had a son named Atis, whom she abandoned but when she met him she fell in love with him.

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