Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Seated female figurine

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 5 11/16 in. (14.5 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1562
Not on view
The figurine is handmade and solid. The face and hair are mold-made. Her left forearm is missing. With her right hand she touches her right breast.
From Cyprus Said to be from 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. XI.81, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2176, p. 353, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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. 217, Lyon: Maison de l'Orient.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. cat. 203, Online publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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