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. 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1580
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
Such terracottas were important for introducing Near Eastern iconographical types into the Greek world.
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. XXIII.187, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2140, pp. 350–51, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sophocleous, Sophocles. 1985. ""Atlas des représentations chypro-archaiques des divinités." Master's Diss.." Master's Diss. no. 3, p. 101. Paul Aströms Förlag.

Böhm, Stephanie. 1990. Die "nackte Göttin": zur Ikonographie und Deutung unbekleideter weiblicher Figuren in der frühgriechischen Kunst. no. 7a, p. 111, 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(A). no. 29, p. 85, 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. 214, pp. 142–43, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 170, pp. 101–2, 258–59, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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