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Terracotta dog (?) figurine with suspension hole

Period:
Middle Cypriot I
Date:
ca. 1900–1800 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1293
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
Red Polished Ware pottery and its derivatives were manufactured in southern Cyprus throughout the Early Bronze Age and a good part of the Middle Bronze Age, a period of more than five hundred years. Potters of the Middle Cypriot period never attained the vivacity and originality seen in Early Cypriot Red Polished Ware works.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 60, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 5, pp. 20–21, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 20, pp. 26, 252, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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