The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Not on view
The protome-mask is mold-made. It has a pointed nose, a prominent chin, large eyes, and ridged eyebrows. A fringe of curly hair frames the forehead. A ridge above and separated from the hair by a band is probably the edge of a veil.
Said to be from the temple of Apollo Hylates at Kourion
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. XXVI.209, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1460, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. cat. 238, Online publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.