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Mycenaean female figurine

Period:
Late Helladic IIIB
Date:
13th century B.C.
Culture:
Helladic, Mycenaean
Medium:
Terracotta; hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1540
Not on view
The statuette, of psi type, is handmade and solid with only the upper half preserved. It has a flat torso, prominent breasts, and raised arms, both of which are broken, the left one completely. The face is pinched.
From Cyprus Said to be from Alambra

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. I.1, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2019, p. 337, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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. 7, pp. 9–10, pl. XVI.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 16, pp. 24, 252, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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