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Terracotta statuette of cradle and infant

Period:
Middle Cypriot
Date:
ca. 1900–1600 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 6 15/16 in. (17.6 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1536
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
Some figurines of infants in cradles were buried in tombs, probably as symbols of regeneration.
Said to be from Nicosia-Ayia Paraskevi

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. II.7, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2005, p. 334, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1976. The Civilization of Prehistoric Cyprus. no. 101, p. 130, Athens: Ekdotike Athenon.

Karageorghis, Jacqueline. 1977. La grande déesse de Chypre et son culte à travers l'iconographie de l'époque néolithique au VIème s.a.C.. p. 66, Lyon: Maison de l'Orient.

Orphanides, Andreas G. 1983. ""Bronze Age Anthropomorphic Figurines in the Cesnola Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Master's Diss.." Master's Diss. no. 3, p. 7, pl. V.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1991. The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus, Vol. 1. pl. CXXXVII.3, no. WHP.ca.3, Nicosia: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 7, pp. 22-23, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 4, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 265, pp. 228, 458, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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