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Seated boy

Period:
Cypro-Classical II
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 7 15/16 in. (20.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1604
Not on view
The figurine, of "temple boy" type, is mold-made and hollow. The back is flattened and without detail, but may be mold-made. The figure is broken from the right thigh to the base and is mended.
From Cyprus From Kourion, the temple of Apollo Hylates

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. XLIV.349, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2291, p. 361, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Robinson, David Moore. 1931. Excavations at Olynthus: The Terra-cottas of Olynthus found in 1928, Vol. 4, D.M. Robinson, ed. p. 78, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 330, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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