Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta statuette of a woman

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1577
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figure wears an elaborate garment, armlets, and a variety of amulets on her abdomen.
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.197, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2154, p. 351, 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. 213, Lyon: Maison de l'Orient.

Sophocleous, Sophocles. 1985. ""Atlas des représentations chypro-archaiques des divinités." Master's Diss.." Master's Diss. no. 2, p. 106. Paul Aströms Förlag.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1998. The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus: The Cypro-archaic period small female figurines, Vol. 5(B). no. 139, p. 57, Nicosia: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 183, pp. 108–9, 258–59, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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