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Seated goddess

Period:
Cypro-Classical II
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 6 7/16 in. (16.4 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1590
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figurine, a seated goddess of the Kition type, is mold-made and hollow. The back is handmade, flattened, and concave behind the headdress. This figurine may be from the same mold series as accession number 74.51.1589, but it is larger and therefore must be earlier.
Said to be from the Salt Lake near Larnaca, 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. L.386, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2200, p. 357, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 305, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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