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Cybele.

Cybele.

This postcard intrigued me and a certain on-line encyclopaedia informs me that the relief is thought to be of Cybele, an Anatolian Mother goddess, and that it is carved into the Side of Mount Sipylus, overlooking the city of Manisa in Turkey. Have you seen it? It looks quite something, despite it being faceless; almost headless! I also like the gentlemen photographed either side of the relief, an incredibly relaxed looking mountaineer (a Frenchman? The postcard is French) and a bearded, cassock wearing, priest (possibly of the Orthodox tradition). The reverse of the postcard is blank.

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