Terracotta statuette of a dancing youth


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

This statuette belongs to a series of "Phrygian dancers" that is associated with the cult of Cybele or the Mother Goddess. The figure is represented as performing an ecstatic dance, presumably part of the cult rituals.

Terracotta statuette of a dancing youth, Terracotta, Cypriot

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