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Terracotta figurine of a standing female votary holding a box

Period:
Cypro-Classical II
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made and hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1581
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figure is slender and lissome, with high breasts, clearly representing a young woman. The right arm is at the side, the hand grasping a long fold of drapery. Her left arm supports from beneath an open rectangular casket, showing within a row of four rings, possibly representing a wreath of flowers.
Said to be from the temple of Artemis Paralia at Kition, Cyprus

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. XLIX.378, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2213, p. 357, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Caubet, Annie, Sabine Fourrier, Anne Queyrel, and Frieda Vandenabeele. 1998. L'art des modeleurs d'argile : antiquités de Chypre, coroplastique. no. 320, p. 522, Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 320, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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