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Fragment of a terracotta female figure

Period:
Early Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca. 600 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 4 in (10.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1523
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
In its original condition, this must have been an impressive and elaborate piece of sculpture. The surviving portion of the figure's neck preserves a choker and a necklace below it as well as some of the impressed curls of her hair.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1477, p. 261, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 75, pp. 47, 254, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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