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Terracotta figuring of a standing female votary holding a box

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 300 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made and hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 5 9/16 in. (14.1 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1584
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figurine is mold-made and hollow. The back is handmade, rounded, and pared. The type is very similar to inv. no. 74.51.1583, although it is smaller and there are some differences of detail.
From Cyprus 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. XXXIX.312, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Winter, Franz. 1903. Die antiken terra-cotten im auftrag des Archäologischen instituts des Deutschen reichs: Die Typen der figürlichen Terrakotten, Vol. 3(2). p. 79, n. 5, Stuttgart: Deutsches Archaologisches Institut.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2214, p. 357, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 365, pp. 218–19, 264, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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