Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Standing female figurine

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1553
Not on view
The figurine is mold-made and solid. The back is smoothed. The molding margin was not well trimmed. The lower part of the figurine seems to have been cut off.
From Cyprus Said to be from a tomb at Amathus

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. XXIV.192, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2156, p. 351, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine. 2000. Amathonte: Les figurines en terre cuite, archaïques et classiques, les sculptures en pierre, Vol. 5. pp. 83, 89, n. 210, Paris: Éditions Recherché sur les Civilisations.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 163, pp. 97, 258–59, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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