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Statue of Attis, Museo Archeologico Rosignano 3D Model
Marble statue of Attis
Found in several fragments during the archaeological excavations in the so called ‘Grandi Terme’ at the Roman harbour of Vada Volaterrana (Livorno, Tuscany)
2nd century CE
Museo Civico Archeologico di Palazzo Bombardieri, Rosignano Marittimo (Livorno, Italy)
Dimensions: height max 156 cm, plinth height 5-7,5 cm
The statue represents Attis, the consort of Cybele in the Greek and Phrygian 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.
for more info on the Museo Civico Archeologico - Palazzo Bombardieri www.comune.rosignano.livorno.it/site5/pages/home.php?idpadre=13078