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Terracotta statuette of a seated goddess

Period:
Cypro-Classical II
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 3 15/16 in. (10 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1593
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 and flat.
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.382, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2202, p. 357, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 306, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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