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Greek Terracotta Seated Attis
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Rare example! From ancient Greece, ca. 100 BC - 100 AD. Terracotta seated figure of Attis, consort of Cybele in Phrygian and Greek mythology. His priests were eunuchs, the Galli, as explained by origin myths pertaining to Attis and castration. Attis was also a Phrygian god of vegetation, and in his self-mutilation, death, and resurrection he represents the fruits of the earth, which die in winter only to rise again in the spring. 6-1/4"H, H.

Provenance: Ex-private New York Collection.


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