1st Cent BC-1st Cent AD Glass Plaque Image of a Fem W/Diadem Necklace
1st Century BC-1st Century AD. AD-section glass plaque with a high-relief image of a facing female with elaborate diadem and necklace hatched detail to the robe. The shape of the crown on this bust would indicate that the figure represented is the goddess Cybele, the Great Mother Goddess from Pessinus, now in modern Turkey. The cult image of the goddess was a large conical stone, possibly a meteorite, that was eventually moved to Rome. Depictions of the goddess in human form show her as a matronly figure wearing a crown in the shape of city walls, reflecting her role as protector of cities, and flanked on either side by lions. Her cult was extremely important in the Roman Empire, attracting worshipers from all levels of society. Private collection, London UK, from 1970's-1980s.
Item Code - GLA2D438TA
Width: 1" Height: 1 1/8" Depth: 7/16"
Weight: 9 grams.