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Terracotta head of a woman

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd–2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1516
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The head is mold-made and solid. The rounded back is probably handmade. The head is broken at the left side, as if originally attached to something.
Said to be from the temple of Artemis Paralia at Kition, Cyprus

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. LXVI.592, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2237, p. 358, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 374, pp. 223, 264, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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