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Terracotta statuette of a woman

Period:
Middle Cypriot III–Late Cypriot I
Date:
ca. 1725–1450 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 10 7/16 in. (26.49 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1544
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
The figure is hollow, unlike others of its type. The elongated ovoid body is swollen in the middle and narrows toward its head and legs.
Said to be from a rock-cut tomb at Alambra

Doell, Johannes. 1873. Die Sammlung Cesnola. p. 59, pl. XIV.8, no. 839, St. Petersburg: L’Académie Impérial des Sciences.

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1877. Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples. A Narrative of Researches and Excavations During Ten Years' Residence in That Island. p. 89, pl. VI, London: John Murray.

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.12, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2004, p. 333-4, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Åström, Lena. 1972. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition: The Late Cypriote Bronze Age: Other Arts and Crafts, Vol. 4 Pt. 1D. fig. 16.4, Lund: The Swedish Cyprus Expedition.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1976. The Civilization of Prehistoric Cyprus. p. 131, no. 103, 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. 65, 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. pp. 13-4, pl. IV, no. 11.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1991. The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus, Vol. 1. p. 178-9, pl. CXL.9, no. Ea.11, 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. 9, pp. 22-23, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 7, 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.

Stylianou, Andreas and Patrick Schollmeyer. 2007. "Der Sarkophag aus Golgoi." Dynastensarkophage mit szenischen Reliefs aus Byblos und Zypern: Der Sarkophag aus Amathous als Beispiel kontaktinduzierten Wandels, 2. p. 118, n. 924, Mainz am Rhein: Philipp von Zabern.

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