• latw-14-1
    Sandstone lion from Altar of Cybele, Pactolus North in situ. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • latw-14-2
    Sandstone lions from Altar of Cybele, Pactolus North, Nos. 13-14 and Sardis S67.16:7354. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • latw-14-3
    Sandstone lion from Altar of Cybele, Pactolus North. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • latw-14-10
    One of two lions from the altar of Cybele at sector Pactolus North. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Sandstone Lion from Altar of Cybele, Pactolus North

Date
Ca. 570-560 BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 5783
Inventory No.
5783
Sardis CATNUM
S67.033
Material
Sandstone, Stone
Object Type
Sculpture
Sculpture Type
Animal
Site
Sardis
Sector
PN
Trench
PN
Locus
PN Locus Cybele Altar
Description
Sandstone lion sculpture from SW corner of the altar at PN. “Very crumbly, broken in two parts, about two thirds of forepart of head broken off... but right eye preserved. Mouth preserved only at sides...” (Hanfmann and Ramage). Height 0.405 m, length 0.54 m.
Comments
Discussed
Greenewalt, “Gods of Lydia”;Greenewalt, “Gold and Silver Refining”
Bibliography
Hanfmann and Ramage 1978, no. 29.
Author
NDC