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Seated female figurine

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II ?
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1587
Not on view
The figurine is mold-made and hollow, with a vent at the back. Her flat body is rendered very abstractly, showing only a stiff double outline at either side. Her drapery is flat and plain, without folds. Her arms are not rendered.
From Cyprus Said to be from Soli

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. XXXII.267, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2183, p. 355, 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.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 223, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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