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Standing female figurine (cruciform)

Cypro-Classical II
4th century B.C.(?)
Terracotta; mold-made and hand-made
H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
The figurine is mold-made and solid. The back is handmade and flattened, except for the headdress. The figure is preserved from the head to the waist.
From Cyprus Said to be from a tomb at Morphou

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. XIX.139, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2241, pp. 355, 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. 222, pp. 130, 258–59, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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