Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Standing female figurine

Cypro-Archaic II
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Terracotta; mold-made
H. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
The figurine, which is preserved from the head to the hips, is mold-made and solid. The back is hollowed out behind the face and chest.
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. XXVIII.231, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2141, p. 350, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Böhm, Stephanie. 1990. Die "nackte Göttin": zur Ikonographie und Deutung unbekleideter weiblicher Figuren in der frühgriechischen Kunst. no. 8a, p. 112, pl. 41d, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1998. The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus: The Cypro-archaic period small female figurines, Vol. 5(B). no. 166, p. 121, Nicosia: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 167, pp. 99, 258–59, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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