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Terracotta head of a woman wearing a stephane

Cypro-Classical II
ca. 400–310 B.C.
Terracotta; mold-made
H. 13 3/4 in. (35 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 175
The head belongs to a large terracotta statue, which may have been set up as a votive in a sanctuary. Other examples, now in Berlin and Paris, are attributed to the area near Paphos.
Doell, Johannes. 1873. Die Sammlung Cesnola. no. 1052, p. 66, pl. XV.17, St. Petersburg: L’Académie Impérial des Sciences.

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1894. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 2. pl. LVIII.486, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1468, p. 260, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Monloup, Thérèse. 1994. Les terres cuites classiques: un sanctuaire de la grande déesse. Salamine de Chypre., Vol. 14. p. 35, n. 115, Paris: Diffusion de Boccard.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 365, p. 231, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 271, pp. 157–58, 261, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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