Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Two figures in a scene of childbirth

Cypro-Archaic II
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Terracotta; hand-made
H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
The two embracing figures are handmade and solid. They are quite crude and without detail.
From Cyprus Said to be from Larnaca (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. XXII.180, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2117, p. 347, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 206, pp. 120–21, 258–59, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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