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Terracotta female figure

Period:
Cypro-Geometric II–III
Date:
ca. 950–750 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; wheel-made and hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1610
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
Though summarily executed, the details on the front and back of the figure indicate an elaborate garment and headdress.
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. XII.90, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2025, p. 338, 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. 143, pl. 24d, Lyon: Maison de l'Orient.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1977. The goddess with uplifted arms in Cyprus. pp. 18-19, n. 52, pl. IV.3, Lund: LiberLäromedel/Gleerup.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1993. The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus, Vol. 2. p. 83, n. 52, pl. IV.3, Nicosia: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 211, p. 141, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Christou, Sandra. 2012. Sexually Ambiguous Imagery in Cyprus from the Neolithic to the Cypro-Archaic Period, BAR International, 2329. p. 52, fig. 6.4, Oxford: Archaeopress.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 58, Online publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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